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Have you heard about CAT's future
fare collection system?
 

Click here to learn about the new system

Passengers Using the New Farebox

 

Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!

CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
 
Farebox Launch Delayed
Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has delayed the install date for its new fare collection system. A new launch date has not been set.
 
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.
 
Planned Detours 
5/18 through August - Free Trolley - Due to construction on McCormick Rd., the Free Trolley will not serve the AFC stop on Alderman Rd, or any stops along McCormick Rd.  Instead, the route will travel down Whitehead Rd, turn left onto Stadium Rd, and left onto Emmet St.  The Free Trolley will serve Rt 7 bus stops on Emmet St between Stadium Rd and University Ave.
 
Permanent Service Changes
3/2 - Route 5 will no longer directly serve Albemarle Square Shopping Center. At the request of the shopping center, the route will no longer cut through the center's parking lot.   Passengers wishing to board or exit the bus at ASSC should do so at the temporary bus stop located on Rio Rd at the SunTrust Bank entrance. Only buses traveling to Walmart will serve this temporary stop.
 
Holiday Schedule
5/25 - Memorial Day - Sunday Level Service (only the Free Trolley and Route 7)
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.
 
CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app.  The app, which was developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department, gives users a complete view of CAT's transit system in real-time.  Maps, arrival estimates, and notifications are all part of the package.  To download your copy, search for "Charlottesville Area Transit" in your phone's mobile store or click here for Android or here for iOS.
 
Monthly Passes
Did you know that you can save up to $25 a month by purchasing a Monthly Pass?  Monthly passes only cost $20 (regular fare) or $10 (reduced fare).  Passes are valid from the first calendar day of the month to the end of the month.  Passes can be purchased from CAT's customer service window at the Downtown Transit Station, 615 E Water St.

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CAT in Real Time
CTS' 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
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org

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