Contact: Laurie Robison, Director of Marketing
Lansing, MI — With the start of the 2012/’13 semester at Michigan State University, Spartan Service — the additional bus service that operates during MSU’s fall and spring semesters — resumes Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Five routes will provide weekday service on campus starting at 7AM. and operating as late as 2:30AM. Weekend service will consist of three routes operating from 9AM until 2:30AM. Upon request, Lot Link and the Night Owl will provide campus-to-campus transportation, seven days a week during evenings and early morning hours. Ride requests can be made by calling (517) 432-8888.For those returning to MSU Campus
— overall campus service resumes with minimal changes. Some route names have been revised to better reflect the campus neighborhoods each serves. Changes are listed below:Weekdays:
- Route 30 South & East Neighborhoods* — morning time adjustments will be implemented
- Route 31 Brody & East Neighborhoods* — time adjustments will be implemented
- Route 32 Commuter Lot — no changes
- Route 33 Campus Cruiser: South & West Circle Neighborhoods* — time adjustments will be implemented
- Route 39 University Village/Spartan Village — no changes
- Route 34 Brody Neighborhood-University Village* — no schedule changes
- Route 35 South Neighborhood-Spartan Village* — no schedule changes
- Route 36 East Neighborhood* — no schedule changes
*Denotes a revision in the route name.
Passengers on Routes 20, 22 and 23 will return to boarding their bus at the Shaw and Farm Lane Boarding Area on August 27. These routes will not travel into Ramp 1/MSU-CATA Transportation Center (MSU-CTC) during the fall and spring semesters.
CATA employees will be on campus at the Brody Neighborhood, Holden Hall, the East Neighborhood Boarding Area and the MSU-CTC Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30 to answer questions about and assist students, faculty and staff with bus service.
Eligible MSU employees can use their Employee ID card to ride CATA’s campus bus service for free on Routes 30-39, Lot Link and Night Owl only. MSU employees should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. For off-campus routes
— several changes to other CATA routes will also go into effect on August 27.
- Route 1 Downtown Lansing - Meridian Mall — Spartan Service resumes with Friday and Saturday late-night service. Time adjustments will be implemented Monday through Sunday.
- Route 5 South Cedar - Edgewood — Time adjustments will be implemented Monday through Sunday. Buses no longer continue as Route 16 or 46 at the CATA Transportation Center (CTC).
- Route 6 Cedar - Jolly Connection — Two-minute time adjustments will be implemented throughout the schedule.
- Route 16 W. Lake Lansing Rd. - Eastwood Towne Center — Time adjustments will be implemented Monday through Sunday. Buses no longer continue as Route 5 at the CTC or as Route 24 at Meijer, Lake Lansing.
- Route 24 East Lansing - East Lake Lansing Road — Time adjustments will be implemented Monday through Sunday. Buses no longer continue as Route 16 at Meijer, Lake Lansing.
- Route 25 North Harrison — Spartan Service trips resume as significant time changes are implemented. Weekday trips will depart approximately 13 minutes later from the MSU Parking Ramp 5/Communication Arts & Sciences parking structure on Red Cedar, and eight minutes later from Meijer, Lake Lansing. Weekend trips will begin approximately 27 minutes earlier and end 28 minutes later.
- Route 26 Abbot - Chandler — Spartan Service resumes as time adjustments are implemented Monday through Sunday. Early evening trips have been added Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. CATA has also increased service on Fridays until 7:40PM when buses will operate every 10 minutes rather than every 15-20 minutes.
- Entertainment Express — Spartan Service resumes on Thursday, August 30. Service operates every 30 minutes from 7:30PM until 9PM, then every 15 minutes until 3AM during the MSU fall and spring semesters.
Customers are encouraged to obtain new bus schedules online at cata.org, in schedule racks on buses, at the MSU-CTC on campus, the downtown Lansing CTC and select locations throughout the CATA service area.
For more information, please email email@example.com
or call CATA’s Customer Service Representatives at (517) 394-1000 weekdays from 7AM to 7PM and weekends from 9AM to 5PMAbout CATA: Formed in 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority — twice-voted the No. 1 transit system in America — proudly celebrates 40 years of public transportation service to the Greater Lansing community. CATA strives to provide a variety of quality transportation services that are safe, timely and cost efficient, responding creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region and delivered by dedicated employees in a professional manner. CATA services are provided in accordance with Title VI, without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or other prohibited basis. CATA encourages media inquiries and interviews by contacting Laurie Robison, Director of Marketing and Public Information Officer, at (517) 367-7252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.