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Late-night trips along the corridor modified; spring break service reductions planned

Monday, February 25, 2019

Categories: Service Change

Lansing, Mich. — As students finalize their spring break plans, CATA prepares to implement reductions in service levels March 4-10, 2019. Concurrently, riders will notice a change in Route 1 late-night service along the Michigan/Grand River Avenue corridor as Entertainment Express comes to an end early next month.

During the week of spring break, Spartan Service routes operating on MSU’s campus will change as follows:

Route 32 Commuter Lot/Auditorium/Clinical Center: The fare-free route will operate weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7:25 p.m. at a reduced frequency during the break. Buses will depart the MSU-CATA Transportation Center at Ramp 1 every 30 minutes, traveling on Farm Lane and Service Road, with service to the Auditorium, Clinical Center and Commuter Lot 89. 

Weekday MSU Campus Service: The following routes will end service for spring break as follows:

  Route 33 – at 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 1

Route 38 – at 10:45 p.m. Friday, March 1

Routes 30, 31 and 39 – by 2:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2

 Night Owl: Curb-to-curb campus service will operate as usual until 9 a.m. Sunday, March 3.

Weekend MSU Campus Service: Routes 34, 35, 36 and Lot Link will operate through 2 a.m. Monday, March 4.

Modifications in service will also be implemented across the following the week of March 4. During this period, refer to cata.org, and click on Routes & Schedules for timetables specific to each route below.

Route 1 – Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall: Late-night trips will be extended until 3:35 a.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday year-round beginning March 7. During the break, buses will operate at a 40-minute frequency starting at 11 p.m.

Route 12 – W. Michigan/Waverly/LCC West: Buses will not travel west of Waverly Road (no service to LCC West). Weekday frequencies will change to every 45 minutes most of the day and evening. Weekend service operates as usual.

Route 20 South Harrison/Jolly/Dunckel: Monday through Thursday service will operate at a reduced frequency of every 35 to 45 minutes most of the day. Route 20 will travel into Spartan Village and the MSU/CTC at Ramp 1 while continuing to serve the adjacent Shaw and Farm boarding area.

Route 22 – MSU/Haslett/Okemos: Buses will travel into the MSU/CTC at Ramp 1 while continuing to serve the Shaw and Farm boarding area.

Route 23 – MSU/Okemos/Haslett: Monday through Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., buses will run less often – every 35-45 minutes rather than every 25 minutes. Buses will travel into the MSU/CTC at Ramp 1 while continuing to serve the Shaw and Farm boarding area.

Route 24 – East Lansing/E. Lake Lansing Road: Monday-Friday service will operate every 30 minutes rather than every 35 minutes most of the day during the break. Saturday and Sunday service will continue every 60 minutes. The route will travel to Ramp 5 on Red Cedar as usual.

Route 25 – North Harrison: Weekday buses will operate every 60 minutes during the day and early evening rather than every 30 minutes. Saturday and Sunday service will operate as usual. The route will travel to Ramp 5 on Red Cedar as usual.

Route 26 – Abbot/Chandler: Monday - Friday, buses will operate every 45 minutes (rather than every 6 to 10 minutes) and conclude at 7:15 p.m. at the MSU-CTC/Ramp 1. There will be no Thursday, Friday or Saturday late-night service to downtown East Lansing. Saturday service will end early at 7:10 p.m. at the MSU-CTC/Ramp 1. Sunday service will operate as usual.

Spartan Service Resumes

Lot Link will begin providing campus service at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, and operate until 2 a.m. Monday morning when Night Owl service resumes. The weekday Spartan Service provided on Routes 1, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and Routes 30, 31, 32, 33, 38 and 39 also resumes Monday, March 11. Route 12 service to LCC West returns on March 11.

For more information, please contact a CATA Customer Experience Representative at info@cata.org or (517) 394-1000.