CATA Service Changes to Launch Aug. 25
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Laurie Robison, Director of Marketing
CATA Service Changes to Launch Aug. 25
Lansing, Mich. — As students prepare to return to class, CATA will implement numerous schedule changes on Monday, Aug. 25. Spartan Service — the additional service provided during MSU fall and spring semesters – resumes on MSU’s campus and on Routes 1, 25, 26 and Entertainment Express Monday morning. Route 23 will also begin providing additional trips between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when MSU is in session.
Significant changes have been made to the following routes:
Route 1 Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall-Monday-Saturday service frequencies will increase to every 9 minutes noon-6 p.m. and Sunday service frequencies will increase to every 16 minutes throughout the day during Spartan Service periods.
Route 5 South Cedar/Edgewood-Monday-Saturday time adjustments will result in earlier departures (2-4 minutes). Sunday service frequencies will increase to every 30 minutes throughout the day as service starts 35 minutes earlier.
Route 8 Pennsylvania/Holt-departures will be adjusted by as much as 7 minutes throughout the week.
Route 10 North Lansing/Turner-Monday-Friday new departure times will be in effect until 5:15 p.m. as the frequency of service changes to every 25 or 50 minutes. Minor time adjustments will also be made to the Saturday and Sunday trips departing Gier and North East.
Route 12 W. Michigan/Waverly/LCC West-The route will travel to LCC West campus Monday-Friday during fall and spring semesters. When serving LCC West, weekday buses will run every 30 or 60 minutes depending on the time of day. Four new bus stops will be located along the extended route to serve customers. During LCC breaks and holidays, buses will run every 45 minutes most of the day and evening.
Rout 16 W. Lake Lansing Road/Eastwood Towne Center-A change in routing at the Lake Lansing Meijer will have buses traveling Coolidge, Abbey and Marfitt before heading to the Meijer boarding area. Time adjustments will occur throughout the week at Meijer and at the CATA Transportation Center.
Route 20 South Harrison/Jolly/Dunckel-Buses will only travel into Spartan Village during MSU breaks and holidays (when campus service does not operate). Route 20 will no longer travel on Technology Blvd. or Alliance Dr. (west of Collins Rd.) or past the Post Office on Collins Rd. Service frequencies will increase to every 60 minutes Monday-Friday evenings starting at 6 p.m. and throughout the weekend.
Route 23 MSU/Okemos/Haslett-When MSU is in session, Monday-Friday buses will run more frequently (every 25 minutes) between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Service will resume the 35-45 minute frequency during this time period when MSU is not in session. All buses will depart Meridian Mall 5 minutes later.
Route 25 North Harrison-Buses will no longer serve Eastwood Towne Center or run west of Lake Lansing Meijer. The route will travel north of Lake Lansing Road and use Abbot, Chandler and Coleman roads to and from Meijer. There will be changes in departure times at Meijer.
As MSU’s campus service resumes on Monday, returning students, faculty and staff will notice changes to the following:
Route 30 South & East Neighborhoods and 31-Brody/East Neighborhoods-Buses will no longer be interlined and will not change route numbers. Minor adjustments in the frequency of service will occur on both routes.
Route 32-Commuter Lot/Clinical Center-Buses will serve the MSU Clinical Center on all outbound (southbound) trips departing the MSU-CATA Transportation Center at Ramp 1.
Route 39-University Village/Spartan Village-Minor time adjustments will occur at Spartan Village as buses depart 1-3 minutes earlier.
There are also minor adjustments to Routes 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 22, and 24. There will be no changes to Routes 6, 14, 26, 33-36, 46, 48 or Entertainment Express. Details of all service changes on and off campus are available online at cata.org and at CATA facilities. Customers may access new bus schedules online, on buses, at schedule racks throughout the area, and at CATA Transportation Centers in downtown Lansing and Parking Ramp No. 1 on the MSU campus.
In response to customer feedback, a more detailed print schedule with departure times for key timepoints has been published for each route. Stop-by-stop departures continue to be available online at cata.org. Customers can also access real-time bus departures with CATAnow, a new free service that only requires a bus stop number and a mobile device or computer. Instructions on how to use CATAnow are available at catanow.org.
For further information on service changes or CATAnow, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a CATA Customer Service Representative at (517) 394-1000, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
About CATA: Formed in 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority was twice voted the No. 1 transit system in America. CATA strives to provide a variety of quality transportation services that are safe, timely and cost efficient, responding creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region and delivered by dedicated employees in a professional manner. CATA services are provided in accordance with Title VI, without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or other prohibited basis. For all media inquiries, please contact above-named PIO.