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CATA’s Spartan Service concludes as students gear up for winter break

Friday, December 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Lansing, MI — As MSU students head into finals week, CATA prepares to implement its winter break schedule on a number of routes beginning Monday, Dec. 21.

 Spartan Service routes operating on MSU’s campus will conclude for the break as follows:


Weekday MSU Campus Service: Routes 30-33 and 39 will conclude service at their usual times Friday evening and Saturday morning, Dec. 18 and 19.


Night Owl: Curb-to-curb campus service will be available until the regular time of 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20.


Weekend MSU Campus Service: Routes 34, 35, 36 and Lot Link will operate in accordance with regular Saturday and Sunday service schedules

through 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21.


In addition to all MSU campus service concluding as of Dec. 21, Spartan Service levels provided on Routes 1, 23, 25, 26 and Entertainment Express will end and

reduced service levels will be in place as described below. For more details, please refer to our route-specific print schedules in racks or online at


Route 1 Downtown Lansing /Meridian Mall: During the holiday break, Friday and Saturday late-night Spartan Service will not operate. Service ends

at 11:35 p.m. with the last bus departing Meridian Mall at 11 p.m. en route to the CATA Transportation Center.


Route 23 MSU/Okemos/Haslett: Weekdays between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., buses will run less often-every 35-45 minutes rather than every 25 minutes.


Route 25 North Harrison: Weekday buses will operate every 60 minutes during the day rather than every 30 minutes. Evening and weekend service will remain the same.


Route 26 Abbot/Chandler: Weekday buses will operate every 45 minutes rather than every 6 to 10 minutes and conclude earlier--at 7:20 p.m. at the MSU-CATA Transportation

Center located at Ramp 1. There will be no Thursday, Friday or Saturday late-night service to downtown East Lansing. Saturday and Sunday service will continue to operate

every 40 minutes, with Saturday trips ending earlier--at 7:10 p.m. at the MSU-CTC.


Entertainment Express: On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the break, CATA’s popular trolley service will continue to be available for travel to destinations

along the Grand River Avenue/Michigan Avenue corridor. Entertainment Express will operate less frequently-every 30 minutes rather than every 15 minutes-between

downtown Lansing and downtown East Lansing from 7:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. during the break. 


Several routes will also alter where they travel during the break starting on Monday, Dec. 21:


Route 12 W. Michigan/Waverly/LCC West: Buses will continue to follow the LCC West service schedule through Friday, Dec 18. This is a change from the print schedule.

Starting Dec. 21, buses will not travel west of Waverly Road (no service to LCC West). Weekday frequencies will change to every 45 minutes most of the day and evening.


Route 20 South Harrison/Jolly/Dunckel: Buses will travel into Spartan Village on all trips.


Routes 20 – 23 : During the break, these three routes that typically serve the Shaw and Farm Boarding site will travel into the MSU-CATA Transportation Center located

at Ramp 1 across from Shaw Hall.


Spartan Service Resumes Monday, Jan. 11, 2016: Lot Link will resume campus service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, and run until 2 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 11 when Night Owl

returns to service. The remaining Spartan Service provided on Routes 1, 23, 25, 26, 30 – 36, 39 and Entertainment Express will resume on

Monday, Jan. 11. Route 12 will also resume service to LCC West on Jan. 11.


For more information, please contact CATA’s Customer Service Representative.

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