Fare Information

Fare Prices

Fixed Route

Regular one-way fare: $1.25
Discounted* one-way fare: 60¢

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Shopping Bus

$2.00 Regular round-trip fare

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

MSU Lot Link or MSU Night Owl

Regular one-way fare: $1.25
Discounted* one-way fare: 60¢

CATA Rural Service (CRS)

Up to 10 miles

$2.25 Regular one-way fare
$1.00 Discounted* one-way fare

Over 10 miles

$3.25 Regular one-way fare
$1.50 Discounted* one-way fare

Transfers to a CATA service of equal or lower fare value are free (please request transfer ticket upon boarding). When transferring to a higher-fare service, the difference in fare must be paid upon boarding.

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Redi-Ride

Delhi Township, Mason, Meridian Township

$1.25 Regular one-way fare
60¢ Discounted* one-way fare

Free Transfers to fixed-route service (request transfer ticket upon boarding). When transferring to a higher fare such as CRS, the difference in fare must be paid upon boarding.

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Connector

Mason and Williamston/Webberville  

$2.25 Regular one-way fare
$1.00 Discounted* one-way fare

Transfers to a CATA service of equal or lower fare value are free (please request transfer ticket upon boarding). When transferring to a higher-fare service, the difference in fare must be paid upon boarding.

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Spec-Tran

$2.50 one-way fare

Children under 42 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Transfers

If you are paying cash for your trip and need to use multiple routes or services to reach your destination, you can use a free transfer card.

A transfer card allows a customer to transfer to a bus on another route or service traveling in the same direction without paying an additional fare. A transfer may not be used for a return trip. Transferring to an equal or lower-fare service is free. When transferring to a higher-fare service, the difference in fare must be paid when you board.

Ask your bus operator for a transfer when boarding your first bus. Each transfer is valid for 2 hours and may be used twice within this 2-hour period.

*Discounts

Discounted fares apply to Medicare cardholders, seniors age 62 and older with valid CATAClub card, persons with disabilities with valid CATAClub or ADA card, and students with valid college or CATA Student ID. For one-way discounts, riders must present valid proof of upon boarding a CATA vehicle.

The following ID cards qualify you for discounted fare and passes on most services (Spec-Tran and Shopping Bus excluded):

CATA Student Identification

Show a valid ID card from your school enables you to pay a discounted 60¢ student fare or buy a student pass.

CATA Student ID cards are available through local middle and high schools at no cost. Showing your CATA Student ID entitles you to pay a discounted 60¢ student fare or buy a student pass. All students in grade 6 and above are eligible for a CATA Student ID card. There is a $5.00 fee to replace a card. Call 517-394-1000 for details.

CATAClub Card

CATAClub is a free membership program exclusively for CATA customers who have a disability (temporary or permanent) or are 62 years of age or older. This card entitles you to discounted CATA cash fares and bus passes on most CATA services. Discounts do not apply to Spec-Tran or Shopping bus services. There are two types of CATAClub cards. To get a card, you must apply and be approved.

CATAClub Annual

Download CATAClub Application for Persons with Disabilities (PDF)

CATAClub Annual cards are issued to persons with a temporary disability. They are valid for a calendar year.

CATAClub Lifetime

Download CATAClub Lifetime Application for Persons with Disabilities (PDF) or CATAClub Lifetime Application for Seniors Age 62+ (PDF)

CATAClub Lifetime cards are issued to persons with a permanent disability or persons 62+ years. They are valid for up to ten years depending on when you apply.

There is a $5.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen CATAClub card.

Medicare Card

Anyone showing a valid Medicare Card qualifies to ride at the discounted rate of 60¢. Medicare cards can also be shown to purchase a Value Pass.

ADA Card

Persons with disabilities may show their ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Card to ride at the discounted rate of 60¢ and can purchase a Value pass. This applies only to fixed-route service.