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Hop aboard CATA on Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Categories: General

In response to overwhelming public interest in holiday service, CATA will introduce a new demand-response, curb-to-curb service, which will launch on a trial basis on Easter, Sunday, April 9. Advance reservations are required. Rides must be scheduled by calling 517-394-2282. Service features follow:

  • Holiday service is open to all members of the public. Service is not restricted to those with qualifying disabilities or ADA certification.
  • Limited rides are available. CATA may be forced to deny ride requests due to capacity issues.
  • Ride reservations for Easter Sunday service will begin Sunday, March 26, at 8 a.m. and conclude Saturday, April 8, at 5 p.m.
  • Ride reservations may be scheduled between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • All pickup and drop-off locations must be within the existing Spec-Tran service boundary. A map of the service area can be found on CATA’s website at www.cata.org/Easter.
  • Same-day ride scheduling will not be permitted.

The fare for holiday service is $2.50 for each direction of travel, which can be paid with a Spec-Tran punch pass, tokens or cash. As a security measure, CATA drivers do not carry cash and are unable to give change, so the exact fare amount is required.

Early Closures of Fixed-Route Service on Saturday, April 8, 2023:

Route 1-Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall Final trips will depart the CATA Transportation Center at 10:40 p.m. and Meridian Mall at 11:20 p.m. Service concludes for the evening when the last bus reaches the CTC at 11:55 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                     

Routes 34, 35 & 36Final trips will depart the MSU-CTC at 10:55 p.m. on Route 35, 11 p.m. on Route 34 and 11:20 p.m. on Route 36. All three routes will conclude service between 11:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. when buses return to the MSU-CTC.

Lot Link – Service will end at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and resume at 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The ride request line for this campus service is (517) 432-8888.

For more information, visit www.cata.org/Easter, call a CATA representative at 517-394-2282 or submit questions by email at info@cata.org.

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