CAT to Launch New Route

Service Adjustments Take Place Saturday

On October 1, 2016, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will implement a new service schedule.  Changes include the addition of a new route, alignment changes to Route 5, departure modifications to Route 7, an extension of northern service on Sundays, and service reinstatement to an Emmet Street bus stop.  

Passengers may download a digital copy of the new Rider’s Guide at . Printed copies will be available on CAT buses beginning September 30, 2016.

Passengers who have questions about the upcoming route changes are encouraged to call 434-970-3649.

Detailed Summary of Service Adjustments
New Route! Route 2 will travel from the Downtown Transit Station (DTS) to 5th Street Station (the new shopping center connecting 5th Street to Avon Street Extend). The route will operate on a 30-minute frequency Monday through Saturday from 6:35 AM to 8:45 PM and from 7:35 AM to 5:45 PM on Sundays. The route will use 5th Street when traveling in the outbound direction and Avon Street in the inbound direction. Both Willoughby Square Shopping Center and the Avon Park & Ride (adjacent to the city’s pupil transit parking lot) will be served by the new route.

Route 5 will use Berkmar Drive to reach Sam’s Club and Walmart when traveling from Fashion Square Mall. The Albemarle Square bus stop (#14935) will be discontinued and the Lowe’s bus stop (#13334) will move to Berkmar Drive (new number #20049).

Route 7 will have minor schedule changes, specifically when the route transitions from day service to night service. Sunday service will be rebranded as Route 12 and will include service to Walmart and the Rio Hill Shopping Center. Sunday service will operate on a 60-minute service frequency rather than a 30-minute frequency.

Route 7 & Route 8 will resume service to the Holiday Inn bus stop on Emmet Street (#16520).

No changes will occur on the Free Trolley, Route 1, Route 3, Route 4, Route 6,  Route 9, Route 10, and Route 11.

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