CATA facilities to reopen; fares to be reinstated
With the June 8 relaxation of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current stay-home order, CATA is preparing to reopen its public facilities, including the CATA Transportation Center in downtown Lansing, the Administration Building in south Lansing and the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing. Passes and tokens will be available at that time. Customers in need of a bus pass may place an order online at cata.org as early as June 5. Fare payment and front-door boarding will be reinstated effective Monday, June 15.
“We look forward to resuming service with some degree of normalcy,” said CATA Chief Executive Officer Bradley T. Funkhouser. “We appreciate our riders’ patience and understanding as we continue to ensure their and our employees’ safety and well-being during the pandemic. We, like everyone else, made sacrifices to help contain the virus and its path of destruction. We are grateful for those in our community for their unwavering support.”
As an added safety measure, the requirement for social distancing and face masks on buses will extend to all CATA facilities, along with the current vehicle-sanitization protocol. While CATA has provided fare-free service since March 19, all fixed-route and paratransit passengers should be prepared to pay the one-way cash fare or use a bus pass when boarding a CATA vehicle beginning Monday, June 15. Fixed-route passengers will again board buses via the front door in order to access the farebox for payment. CATA operators will continue to wear a face mask.
For further information, please contact a Customer Experience Representative at email@example.com or 517-394-1000 weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.