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CATA Service Changes Effective August 31, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Categories: General

Please note the changes below are no longer up to date. For the most recent version of CATA's fall service changes, click here.

In keeping with CATA’s commitment to service efficiencies, a series of enhancements will go into effect Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, when Spartan Service resumes. Notable increases in weekend service on three key bus routes and adjustments to two additional routes are planned. Spartan Service returns to MSU’s campus and on Routes 1, 20, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

Fall service changes, effective Aug. 31, include:   

Route 1 – Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall

Weekend service will begin as much as 1.5 hours earlier. Saturday service will start departing the CTC at 6:30 a.m. with two additional trips departing both the CTC and Meridian Mall at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Two new trips for Sunday service will begin departing both the CTC and Meridian Mall at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Evening trips on the Capitol Loop in downtown Lansing return to the fall schedule.

Route 5 – South Cedar/Edgewood

Saturday evening service will double after 5 p.m. Additional trips will result in a 30-minute vs. a 60-minute frequency.

Route 7 – Aurelius/Miller

Route 7 will introduce 12.5 hours of new service on Saturdays, with an 80-minutes frequency between 8 a.m. and 9:35 p.m. Saturday service will exclude travel along Pine Tree Road, Patient Care Drive, English Oak Drive and Dunckel Road. This loop is otherwise served Monday through Friday.

Route 14 – North Grand River/Old Town/Airport

The 3:36 p.m. weekday trip originating at Peckham Greenhouse will be replaced by a new trip originating at 4:10 p.m. Route 14 will depart Peckham at 4:17 p.m. for travel to the airport and downtown Lansing.

Route 17 – Grab & Go Express

Due to the various impacts of COVID-19 the Grab & Go Express will cease operations for the year at the end of service Friday, Aug. 28.

Route 20 – S. Harrison/Jolly/Dunckel

In South Lansing, Route 20 will travel in both directions on Trappers Cove Trail and Beau Jardin Drive, providing service to all bus stops. When Spartan Service resumes, Route 20 will continue to board at the corner of Shaw Lane and Farm Lane but will no longer travel into the adjacent MSU-CATA Transportation Center or into Spartan Village.

Customers may obtain new schedules online at cata.org, on buses, at the CATA Transportation Center in downtown Lansing, the Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing, the MSU-CTC on campus and at schedule racks throughout the area. Download the Transit app for real-time information and bus tracking.


Routes resuming Spartan Service or established fall service on Aug. 31 include:

Route 12 – W. Michigan/Waverly/LCC West

Service to Lansing Community College’s west campus will resume Aug. 24 with shuttle service running between Ollie’s at St. Joseph Highway and Waverly Road, and campus. Customers should continue to follow the summer break timetable until Aug. 31 when Route 12 returns to the more frequent LCC service timetable and travels to west campus.

Route 22 – MSU/Haslett/Okemos

When campus service resumes, Route 22 will continue to board at the corner of Shaw Lane and Farm Lane but will no longer travel into the adjacent MSU-CATA Transportation Center.

Route 23 – MSU/Okemos/Haslett

Monday through Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Route 23 will increase its frequency by operating every 25 minutes. When campus service resumes, Route 23 will continue to board at the corner of Shaw Lane and Farm Lane but will no longer travel into the adjacent MSU-CATA Transportation Center.

Route 24 – East Lansing/E. Lake Lansing Road

Monday through Friday service will resume a 35-minute frequency until 6:30 p.m.

Route 25 – North Harrison

Weekday service will operate every 30 minutes rather than every 60 minutes.

Route 26 Abbot/Chandler

Weekday service will resume a much more frequent schedule and operate later at night. Thursday, Friday and Saturday late-night service will operate until 3 a.m.

Michigan State University Campus Service

Lot Link will be available beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30. Rides must be requested by calling 517-432-8888. Campus service resumes in its entirety on Aug. 31, with fare-free rides on Routes 30 through 39. Lot Link and Night Owl are demand-response evening and late-night services, and require a cash fare or bus pass.

For additional information regarding CATA’s service changes, please email info@cata.org or contact a CATA Customer Experience Representative at 517-394-1000, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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