If you are new to riding the bus, or just looking to learn more, begin by learning what CATA services are available in your area by viewing the chart below. You can also view the CATA service area boundaries.
Use the step-by-step links on the left to learn how to ride.
Download Welcome Aboard Customer Guide (10MB MP3). Looking for audio schedules for other routes? Access all audio schedules on our Disability Services page.
CATA Service Area
CATA provides a variety of public transportation services in the Greater Lansing and outlying areas. The 559 square-mile service area spans all of Ingham County and extends into portions of Eaton County (Delta Township) and Clinton County.
Zone Fare System (effective January 2, 2010)
Fare Zone 1
This zone covers the CATA service area described above with the exception of most of Delta Township. Standard CATA fares apply in this zone.
Fare Zone 2
This zone covers most of Delta Township. Higher fares apply when boarding a CATA vehicle in this zone.
Fixed-route customers boarding at CATA Route 3 bus stops, west of Waverly Road, will be charged higher Zone 2 fares.
The Spec-Tran Fare Zone 2 area covers most of Delta Township, but it varies somewhat from the fixed-route fare zone. Due to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, some Spec-Tran customers boarding in Delta Township will pay the current fare and
others will pay the higher Zone 2 fare. Spec-Tran customers who plan trips from Delta Township should confirm their fare by contacting a Spec-Tran representative at 517.394.CATA (2282), Monday-Sunday from 8AM to 5PM.