Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, all fixed-route and paratransit passengers should be prepared to pay the one-way cash fare or use a bus pass. Fixed-route passengers will again board buses via the front door in order to access the farebox for payment. Passes can be ordered online. Additionally, CATA’s three facilities--The CATA Transportation Center in downtown Lansing, the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing and the Administration Building in south Lansing--will reopen on June 15. As an added safety measure, the requirement for social distancing and face masks on buses extends to all CATA facilities, as CATA continues its current vehicle-sanitization protocol.
Fixed-route service is what most people are familiar with--buses traveling regular routes at scheduled times. Days of operation and service hours vary by route.
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CATA operates routes that travel to and from the CATA Transportation Center (CTC) in downtown Lansing for service throughout the Greater Lansing area. Many of these routes serve Lansing Community College and Cooley Law School. View directory of Lansing area routes.
CATA operates 6 routes serving East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett and southeast Lansing. All East Side routes serve the MSU campus. View directory of East Side routes.
CATA operates routes that serve the Michigan State University campus during fall and spring semesters.
CATA Limiteds travel directly from Mason, Williamston and Webberville to downtown Lansing during weekday morning and afternoon rush hours, making limited stops for a faster commute.
CATA community event routes provide an affordable and convenient way to experience Greater Lansing’s annual events and festivals.
Note: CATA's Shopping Bus provides regularly scheduled weekday trips from area senior housing complexes to grocery stores and shopping centers. Information about the Shopping Bus can be found in the Curb-to-Curb Services section.