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CATA extends service suspension, facilities closure and work-from-home directive through April 30

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Categories: General, Service Change

Lansing, Mich. – In concert with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s April 30 extension of the state’s stay-at-home order, the Capital Area Transportation Authority will continue its suspension of regular-route bus service through the end of April. The suspension was originally in effect from March 23 through April 5, then extended until April 13. This latest extension applies to the closure of CATA’s public facilities, including the Administration Building in Lansing, the CATA Transportation Center on Grand Avenue in downtown Lansing and the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing. Additionally, CATA’s work-from-home directive will remain in effect for all but a small contingent of mission-critical employees.

“Our free demand-response services will continue to provide life-sustaining and medical trips, as well as trips for critical infrastructure workers,” said CATA Chief Executive Officer Bradley T. Funkhouser. “In our ongoing effort to help contain the coronavirus spread, CATA has effectively reduced ridership to about 1,000 daily trips, accommodating only essential transportation needs in accordance with the governor’s executive order.”

Individuals with eligible transportation needs should call CATA’s emergency hotline at 517-999-2549 to schedule a trip.

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