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Rider's Guide!
Effective 8/5/2017

Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.

Art Bus
Want to learn more about the 2017 Art Bus?  Click here for more information!

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).

8/16 - 1:34 PM - With the exception of the 2nd St Mall Crossing, regular service has resumed around the Downtown Mall. The Free Trolley will use Ridge McIntire Rd to reach Market St. Thanks for your patience.

Planned Detour (Organized by Route)
Free Trolley - 8/18 & 8/19 - UVA move-in will prevent the Free Trolley from serving McCormick Rd and the Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) on Alderman Road from service startup until 8 PM.  Instead, the route will use Whitehead Rd, Stadium Rd, and Emmet St to reach University Blvd. A temporary bus stop will be installed along Whitehead Rd (in between Scott Stadium and the AFC). This stop will act as a time point.  Trolleys departing this stop will leave five minute earlier than the published Chapel times in the Rider's Guide.

Free Trolley - 3/25/2017 through 8/17/2017- The Free Trolley will not serve the Chemistry Building bus stop on McCormick Road (#11782).  Instead, both nights stops on either side will receive day service.
EXTENDED - Routes 5 & 7/12 - 8/1 through 8/17 - Paving work will prevent Routes 5 and 7 from serving the southern bus stops near Arlington Blvd (#13265 and #13157) in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.  Instead, a temporary bus stop will be installed along Arlington Blvd in front of McDonald's.
Route 7 - 5/31/2017 until further notice - Construction near the intersection of Hillsdale Drive and Greenbrier Drive is preventing Route 7 from serving the bus stop across from the Senior Center (#16577).  Instead, a temporary bus stop has been installed near the Greenbrier at Westfield Road intersection. 
Route 7 - 5/22/2017 until further notice - Construction near the Snyder Tennis Courts on Emmet Street is preventing Route 7 from serving bus stop #10660.  Instead, passengers should use the Emmet Street at Central Grounds Garage bus stop (#10472).

Routes 7 & 8 - 8/8 through 8/14, 8/16 & 8/17 - Paving work in the Barracks Road Shopping Center will prevent Routes 7 and 8 from serving the CVS bus stop (#16680).  Route 7 will continue to serve the southern bus stops near Arlington Blvd (either the temporary or regular bus stops depending on the date.  Route 8 will bypass the shopping center.
Holiday Schedule

Monday, September 4, 2017 – Labor Day – Full Service
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

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



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