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Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Sunday through Saturday. Download our Rider's Guide.
Inclement Weather

Information about weather related detours can be found on CAT's Facebook and Twitter pages or by downloading the mobile app. 

Bus Lines Poetry Contest - Tall Tales & Stories
Bus Lines and CAT are now soliciting entries for the 2018 poetry contest. Winners will have their poems displayed at the Downtown Transit Station and on CAT buses.  More information here.

Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
Conducted by Foursquare ITP, the TDP is a twelve month study that occurs every six years.  The plan lays the groundwork for future policy decisions and potential service adjustments.  To learn more, click here.

Park & Ride
Are you a commuter looking for alternative parking options?  The City of Charlottesville offers free parking on Avon Street Extended. 

Unplanned Detours 
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM (excluding holidays).

Planned Detours

12/19 through 1/14 - Routes 7 & 12 - Utility work on Emmet Street will prevent Routes 7 & 12 from serving the bus stops between University Avenue and Jefferson Park Avenue.  Instead, both routes will use Stadium Road, Whitehead Road, Alderman Road, and Ivy Road to reach Emmet Street.

Holiday Schedule
Monday, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve – Service Ends at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - Christmas Day - No Service

For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Accessible Formats
CAT strives to make information concerning transportation services available to all passengers. This obligation includes making adequate communications capacity available, through accessible formats and technology, to enable users to obtain information and schedule service” (§ 37.167(f)). To request alternative formats, call: Westley Kern, CAT's Marketing Coordinator at 434-970-3349. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact the Relay Service at 711 for assistance with the call.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
Download our policy and request form.

Free Mobile App

A picture of CAT's Mobile App Free to download and available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

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Planning an Event? A picture of a 3-Day Pass

Give your guests a 3-Day Transit Pass!  Passes only cost $5.50 and can be purchased weeks or months in advance.

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CAT in Real Time

A picture of CAT's real-time bus stop map lets you look up routes and stops on the web, and provides information on how many minutes remain until bus routes will arrive.
Check out these tools
to plan your trip!
Real-Time Route Map
Bus Stop Search
Google Transit


Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 |



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