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MSU Campus

In accordance with the federal mandate, face masks must be worn at all times on all CATA vehicles, and in and around all CATA facilities, including boarding areas. Children under the age of 2 are exempt from wearing a mask. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is also required.

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Given the potential for unplanned adjustments in service related to the pandemic, customers are encouraged to visit cata.org for the most current service information.

2020/2021 MSU Campus Service

CATA’s Spartan Service operates seven days a week during fall and spring semesters. Four dedicated free-fare campus routes serve university apartments, residence halls, commuter lots and main campus facilities throughout the day and evening.

Lot LInk and Night Owl, demand-response services, operate late at night and early in the morning when campus routes are not in service. A discounted student fare of 60 cents, a regular fare of $1.25 or a bus pass is required to ride these services. To request a ride, call 517-432-8888. A bus will be at your location within 20 minutes of your call. Rides are restricted to campus. Lot LInk transports passengers between Lots 80, 83, Commuter Lot 89 or 91 and another MSU campus location. Lot Link also serves Spartan Village Monday-Friday.

Spartan Service:
  • Aug, 31 - Dec. 20, 2020
  • Jan. 11 - May 9, 2021

Additionally, CATA provides year-round service from off-campus apartments in the East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett and Jolly/Dunckel Road areas to MSU.


Monday-Friday Service

CATA will operate four fixed routes on campus weekdays 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. unless noted. Each route will provide service every 30 minutes.

  • Route 32 Commuter Lot - Snyder Hall - Clinical Center (service concludes at 7 p.m.)
  • Route 34 Brody Neighborhood - University Village
  • Route 35 South Neighborhood - Spartan Village
  • Route 36 East Neighborhood

Two curb-to-curb services will operate 7 p.m. until  7 a.m. Customers must call 517-432-8888 to request a ride. 

  • Lot Link (7 p.m. until 2 a.m. upon request)
  • NIght Owl (2 a.m. until 7 a.m. pon request)

Weekend Service

Three weekday fixed routes will continue to operate on campus 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Each route will provide service every 30 minutes.

  • Route 34 Brody Neighborhood - University Village
  • Route 35 South Neighborhood - Spartan Village
  • Route 36 East Neighborhood  

Two curb-to-curb services will operate over the weekend. Customers must call 517-432-8888 to request a ride.

  • Lot LInk (9 a.m. until 2 a.m. upon request)
  • NIght Owl (2 a.m. until 9 a.m. upon request)

Disability Service

CATA operates on-campus Spec-Tran service 7 days a week for passengers with disabilities who cannot use fixed-route. Spec-Tran MSU passengers are eligible for free passes through MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.

MSU-CATA Transportation Center (Shaw Parking Ramp #1)

The main boarding center and transfer point for CATA routes serving MSU is open 24-7. The facility is located across from Shaw Hall and includes bus schedules and maps, indoor seating, community policing office, public restrooms, vending machines and an ATM, access to MSU’s Ramp 1 parking, and CATA’s Customer Experience Service direct phone lines.