Capital Area Multimodal Gateway Facility Opens November 9 with Intercity Bus Services
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LANSING, MICH. — The Capital Area Transportation Authority is pleased to announce its plan to move intercity buses into the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway, Operated by CATA, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. MegaBus, Greyhound and Indian Trails will commence normal operations from the newly constructed facility at the start of the day Monday.
About CATA: Formed in 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority was twice voted the No. 1 transit system in America. 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. For all media inquiries, please contact above-named PIO.
"This long-awaited facility is very good news for CATA, MSU and the City of East Lansing," said Sandy Draggoo, CATA CEO/Executive Director. "It is very good news for our region's transportation system and infrastructure. It is a catalyst for economic growth and regional livability. This is truly a proud moment for our region and for public transportation."
Draggoo also announced that beginning Nov. 9, a CATA representative will be assigned to the Multimodal Gateway to provide information and, in the future, to sell CATA passes, and Greyhound and Indian Trails tickets. CATA's representative will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. — 6 p.m.
Amtrak passengers will continue to use the existing Amtrak Station, which shares its physical street address with the new Gateway facility at 1240 S. Harrison Road. CATA officials will announce Amtrak's official move-in date once it has been determined.
A formal open house is being planned and will take place upon project completion.
In partnership with Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing, CATA was awarded the $6.28 million grant by the Federal Transit Administration in July 2012 through the Bus and Bus Facilities Program Livability Initiative funds.