Capital Area Transit (CAT) is considering various service changes for September 2020.  A public comment period will be held from July 7 – August 6, 2020 to gather input on the proposed service changes.  The effective date for the following proposed changes would be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Route 2

Weekday Trip Adjustments
  • Discontinuation of 8:00 AM outbound and 8:20 AM inbound trips due to low ridership

Route 6

Saturday Trip Adjustments
  • Addition of 5:30 PM outbound trip (arrive at Uptown Plaza at 5:49 PM)
  • Addition of 6:00 PM inbound trip (arrive at Transfer Center at 6:20 PM)

Route 7

Weekday Trip Adjustments

Route alignment & schedule changes – Alignment change details below / Proposed timetable schedule below:
  • All Trips
    • All outbound trips would terminate / all inbound trips would begin at the Mid-Town Plaza Giant in Middletown
    • Outbound buses would approach Pineford Village from Emaus Street. Stops along Pineford Drive and Conewago Street would be reversed (i.e., serviced in the opposite direction – outbound stops would become inbound stops / inbound stops would become outbound stops)
    • Inbound buses would approach Pineford Village from Conewago Street. Stops along Pineford Drive and Conewago Street would be reversed (i.e., serviced in the opposite direction – outbound stops would become inbound stops / inbound stops would become outbound stops)

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  • Penn State Trips
    • In the outbound direction, for trips to Penn State, the bus would service Pineford Village before going to the campus
    • In the inbound direction, for trips to Penn State, the bus would service Penn State before Pineford Village
    • An additional pair of stops (inbound and outbound) would be added along North Spring Street at the Nittany Place Apartments
    • Buses would approach the Penn State campus from Wharton Avenue; vehicles would no longer use College Avenue/First Street to travel to the campus

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Saturday Trip Adjustments

 Route alignment & schedule changes – See Weekday Trip Adjustments for details
  • Addition of 10:00 AM outbound trip (arrive at Mid-Town Plaza at 10:48 AM)
  • Addition of 11:00 AM inbound trip (arrive at Transfer Center at 11:48 AM)

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Route 8

Saturday Trip Adjustments
  • Adjustments would be made to the Saturday schedule to create all-day 60-minute service frequency.

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Route 9

Weekday Trip Adjustments
Route alignment change between Herr Street and Train Station to provide direct service to CAT Main Office building;
  • Inbound: Bus would continue on Cameron Street, right onto Market Street, left into Train Station
  • Outbound: Bus would continue on Market Street, turn left onto Cameron Street, and continue along route
  • Additional stops would be added at Cameron Street & Goodwill Drive (inbound) and Cameron Street & Forster Street (outbound)

Route 17


Weekday Trip Adjustments
  • Adjustments would be made to the Weekday schedule to create all-day 45-minute service frequency.

Saturday Trip Adjustments
  • Addition of 2:15 PM outbound trip (arrive at Point Mall at 2:58 PM)
  • Addition of 3:00 PM inbound trip (arrive at Transfer Center at 3:43 PM)

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Route 39

Weekday Trip Adjustments
  • Adjustment of travel time for 5:30 PM outbound trip between Commonwealth/North and Herr/Cameron from 14 minutes to 4 minutes to better reflect actual travel conditions
  • Route alignment adjustment to 4:45 PM and 5:30 PM outbound trips, serving Whisperwoods Apartments would change as follows:
    • Continue on Progress Avenue to Elmerton Avenue, right onto Elmerton Avenue, right onto N 36th Street, right onto Cloverfield Road, right onto Progress Avenue
    • A new stop would be added on N 36th Street opposite Whisperwoods Apartments
  • Adjustment of departure time of 6:45 PM inbound trip to leave Blue Mountain Commons at 6:30 PM (arrive at Transfer Center at 6:58 PM)

Saturday Trip Adjustments
  • Adjustment of travel times to better reflect actual travel conditions

Route CY

Weekday Trip Adjustments
  • Discontinuation of 10:30 AM outbound trip due to low ridership
  • Discontinuation of 10:30 PM inbound trip due to low ridership


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* 1. Please share your comments on the proposed service changes below.

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