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CATA announces summer service changes and reductions effective May 9

Monday, May 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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CATA’s Spartan Service, which provides additional bus service during Michigan State University’s fall and spring semesters, will conclude for the summer, effective May 9 – Aug. 28, 2016.


This service break will suspend MSU campus service on Routes 30-36, 39, Lot Link and Night Owl over the summer. Additionally, service on Routes 1, 12, 23, 25, 26 and Entertainment Express will be reduced to reflect lower student demand while Route 20 will travel into the Spartan Village complex.


Details about CATA’s summer service changes and reductions are outlined below. For complete route-by-route schedules, refer to Find A Route at


Route 1 – Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall: Route 1 will not operate Friday or Saturday late-night service. Monday through Saturday, the last bus departs Meridian Mall at 11 p.m. en route to the CATA Transportation Center. Saturday buses will depart every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday buses will run every

20 minutes all day rather than every 16 minutes.


Route 12 – W. Michigan/Waverly/LCC West: Starting May 9, weekday frequencies will change to every 45 minutes most of the day and evening as outlined in the LCC Breaks and Holiday Service schedule. On the last day of classes (Mon., May 9), a shuttle bus will transport passengers from Ollie’s parking lot at St. Joseph and Waverly to LCC West. The Route 12 bus will not travel west of Waverly Road until service to LCC West resumes in August.


Route 20 – South Harrison/Jolly/Dunckel: Buses will travel into Spartan Village on all outbound and inbound trips.  The MSU-CATA Transportation Center across from Shaw Hall will be served by Route 20 during the summer as well as the Shaw and Farm Boarding Area.

Route 22 – MSU/Haslett/Okemos: Buses will travel into the MSU-CATA Transportation Center while continuing to serve the boarding area at the corner of Shaw Lane and Farm Lane.

Route 23 – MSU/Okemos/Haslett: Monday through Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., buses will run less often—every 35 to 45 minutes rather than every 25 minutes. The MSU-CTC will also be served by Route 23.

Route 25 – North Harrison: Route 25 weekday buses will operate every 60 minutes during the day (rather than every 30 minutes). Evening and weekend service will remain the same. Route 25 will continue to travel to MSU’s Ramp 5 on Red Cedar, along with Route 24 – East Lansing/East Lake Lansing Road.

Route 26 – Abbot/Chandler: Route 26 weekday buses will operate every 45 minutes (rather than every 6 – 10 minutes) and conclude service at 7:20 p.m. at the MSU-CATA Transportation Center. There will be no Thursday, Friday or Saturday late-night service to downtown East Lansing. Saturday service will end at 7:10 p.m. at the MSU-CTC. Sunday service will not be impacted.

Entertainment Express:  One trolley will travel the corridor serving designated stops every 30 minutes from 7:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

MSU Routes 30 – 36, 39, Lot Link and Night Owl: These services will not operate on campus during the summer break. On Sun., May 8, Routes 34-36 and Lot Link conclude for the semester at 2 a.m. Night Owl will operate as usual, ending service for the summer at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

Service to LCC West will resume on Thursday, Aug. 25. Spartan Service will resume Monday, Aug. 29, with buses returning to MSU’s campus and added service on Routes 1, 23, 25, 26 and the Entertainment Express. Route 20 will no longer travel to Spartan Village as of Aug. 29.

For more information, please contact a CATA Customer Service Representative at or 517-394.1000.



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