CATA Preps for Holiday Service Changes over MSU Break

CATA Preps for Holiday Service Changes over MSU Break

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Dec 10, 2012

Lansing, MI — As Michigan State University students head into finals week just before the winter break, CATA officials prepare to switch into holiday service mode on campus. As a result, the following services will conclude for the holiday season as follows:

Weekday Campus Service: Routes 30 thru 33 and 39 – Service on Routes 32 and 33 will conclude Friday, Dec. 14 at the regularly scheduled time of 7 p.m. Routes 30, 31 and 39 will end between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Night Owl: Late-night service will operate as scheduled until 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

Weekend Campus Service: Routes 34, 35, 36 and Lot Link will operate in accordance with regular Saturday and Sunday service schedules until approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17.

CATA’s Spartan Service (which comprises additional bus services in effect during MSU’s fall and spring semesters only) will not operate Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. In addition to all MSU campus service changes in effect during the holiday break, Routes 1, 25, 26 and Entertainment Express will operate at reduced service levels as described below. For details, please refer to our route-specific schedules at

Route 1: During the holiday break, Friday and Saturday late-night Spartan Service will not operate. Service ends at 11:30 p.m. with the last bus departing Meridian Mall at 10:55 p.m. en route to the CATA Transportation Center.

Entertainment Express: On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the break, CATA’s popular trolley service will be available for travel to destinations along the Grand River Avenue/Michigan Avenue corridor.

Entertainment Express will operate every 30 minutes between downtown Lansing and downtown East Lansing from 7:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. during the break.

Routes 20 – 25: During the break, Routes 20, 22 and 23 will travel into the MSU-CATA Transportation Center located at Ramp 1 across from Shaw Hall. Routes 24 and 25 will continue to serve Ramp 5 on Red Cedar.

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 5 to 10 minutes and conclude 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 service will end at 7:15 p.m. at the MSU-CATA Transportation Center.

Routes 30 through 36, 39, Lot Link and Night Owl: These services will not be operational on campus during the break.

Spartan Service Resumes Monday, Jan. 7, 2013: Lot Link will resume campus service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and run until 2 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 7 when Night Owl returns to service. The remaining Spartan Service provided on Routes 1, 25, 26, 30 – 36, 39 and Entertainment Express resumes Monday, Jan. 7.

For more information, please contact CATA’s Customer Service Representatives at 517.394.1000 or