The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides fixed-route and ADA complementary paratransit service throughout the Lansing Tri-County region. All CATA services are ADA accessible and serve seniors and people with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires that Spec-Tran be operated in a manner comparable to fixed-route. Both fixed-route and Spec-Tran operate under many of the same policies and procedures, including those pertaining to reasonable service modifications. View CATA's Reasonable Modification Policy.
Large Print Schedules
Large print versions of all CATA schedules are available for the visually impaired. Call CATA Customer Service at 517-394-1000 to obtain large print schedules.
Bus Hailing Kits
CATA's bus hailing kits are designed for use at bus stops served by more than one route. The kits allow visually-impaired riders to signal the number of their route to operators of approaching buses.
The kit consists of twenty-five, 3.5"x 4" double-sided cards with a route number printed on each side. The route number is displayed on the card in large, blue numbers and a corresponding route number Braille tag is attached to each.
Each set is held together with a lightweight chain to allow customer to remove individual cards pertaining to routes they use. The cards are numbered 1-49 which includes all fixed routes as well as additional numbers for possible future use.
Kits are offered on a free, checkout basis at the following agencies:
- CATA Administrative Office, 4615 Tranter St. in Lansing.
- CATA Transportation Center, 420 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Lansing.
- Disability Network Capital Area (DNCAP), 901 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910.
- Michigan Commission for the Blind, 201 N. Washington in Lansing.
- MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 120 Bessey Hall on the MSU campus.
Michigan Relay Center Voice TDD
Michigan Relay Center Voice TDD 800-649-3777.
Service animals such as guide dogs are welcome on any CATA service.