CATAGO! will begin serving the Bellefonte area with an on-demand transportation service on Saturday, January 11. For details about this exciting new option, please click here or visit www.catabus.com/GO!
CATAGO! is a shared-ride on-demand van service that will service Bellefonte from the correctional facility on Benner Pike to Weis Market, following CATA’s existing XB (Bellefonte) Route service and an additional ¾ of a mile buffer. Service area maps are accessible at www.catabus.com/go!. In addition to the service area noted, another three stops are available to riders, providing easy transfers to the CATABUS system and campus: the Walmart Benner Pike, the Mount Nittany Medical Center, and the Porter Road CATABUS stop at the Jordan East Lot on Campus.
Service will operate Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fare for the service mirrors CATABUS fares. General fare is $2.00 per one-way trip. Persons 65 and over with a Senior Transit ID Card and children under 40” ride free. Persons with a valid U.S. Medicare Card or CATA Reduced Fare Card ride for $1.00 per trip. A complete list of fare options can be found by visiting www.catabus.com/fare-options-information.
Vehicles include bike racks to aid in multimodal commutes, and service is ADA and wheelchair accessible.
The process for using the service is simple and mirrors how one might take an Uber or Lyft shared ride. Riders are encouraged to download the TransLoc mobile app, where they can choose their pick-up and drop-off locations within the service area and request a ride. Payment for fare is then accepted on the vehicle upon pick-up. Those without a smartphone may also book online rides at www.catabus.com/go! and by calling (814) 237-1821.
Please join CATA staff at a ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place on January 28, 2020, to launch its CATAGO! pilot microtransit service in Bellefonte.
CATAGO! Kick-Off Celebration
& Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Match Factory (Parking Lot)
This service is a 6- to 9-month pilot program, which will be evaluated in the spring. As of right now, regular CATABUS and CATARIDE services continue to operate as-is. If you have any questions, please contact CATA at (814) 238-2282.