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Detour Alert – Route 8

Due to construction, the 63rd St Bridge will be closed down to one lane traveling Northbound Only from August 31, 2016 until further notice. All trips to Walmart will detour as follows:

From downtown – Regular route to Derry St, continue on Derry St, right onto Nyes Rd, right onto Grayson Rd, left into Walmart.

To downtown – No detour required

Detour Alert – Route A – 16th & Brandt Trips

Due to construction, the intersection of 16th St and Simpson Ferry Rd is closed. All 16th & Brandt trips will need to detour as follows:

To downtown Hbg – Regular route to Park Ave, right onto Park Ave, left onto Oak Lane, left onto Allen St, right onto Brandt Ave to regular route.

From downtown Hbg – Regular route to Allen St, left onto Allen St, right onto Oak Lane, right onto Park Ave, left onto Brandt Ave to regular route.

Detour Alert – Route 3 – Linglestown Rd Trips

Due to construction, all Route 3–2nd and Linglestown Rd trips–will use Vaughn St, from 2nd St to 6th St (inbound & outbound).  Estherton Ave, Edwin Ave, and Montrose St are all closed due to construction. Vaughn St is the next available street that has access to 6th St.

Detour Alert – Route 3 – until further notice

On Monday, August 15, 2016 starting at 6:30AM until 5:30PM and until further notice, 3RD St will be closed at Chestnut St. All inbound buses that use 3rd St will detour as follows:

To downtown – Regular route to Walnut St, right onto Walnut St, left onto Front St, left onto Chestnut St, left onto 2nd St to regular route.

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Detour Alert – 3rd Street – Saturday, August 13, 2016

Posted 8/11/16

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, 3rd St will be closed from Herr St to Cumberland St due to setting up a crane to set RTU onto the Midtown Art Center building. All 3rd St buses will detour as follows:

To downtown – Regular route to Reily St, left onto Reily St, right onto 6th St, right onto Forster St, left onto 3rd St to regular route.

From downtown – Regular route to Forster St, right onto Forster St, left onto 6th St, left onto Reily St, right onto 3rd St to regular route.

Detour Alert – Route 3

There is currently construction on Estherton and Montrose Sts.  Until further notice, buses will detour as follows:

From downtown – Regular route to Montrose St, right onto Montrose St, left onto 3rd St, right onto Estherton St to regular route.

To downtown – Regular route to 3rd St, left onto 3rd St, right onto Montrose St, left onto 2nd St to regular route.

Detour Alert – Commonwealth Ave Closure – DETOUR NOW OVER – BACK TO REGULAR ROUTING

Commonwealth Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Friday, August 5th at 6:00 PM until further notice. All buses will need to use 3rd Street during this closure:

CW Detour

To downtown – Regular route to Forster St, right onto Forster St, left onto 3rd St, left onto Market St to resume regular routing

From downtown – Regular routing to Walnut St, left onto Walnut St, right onto 3rd St, right onto Forster St, left onto Commonwealth Ave/6th St to resume regular routing.

Detour Alert – Route 16

Due to construction at Londonderry Rd and Avila Rd, CAT buses are unable to run normal service thru Eagles Crest Apartments. All patrons will need to move to Londonderry Rd and Arlington Ave or Londonderry Rd and Avila Rd to board CAT buses until further notice.

Detour Alert – Route 7

Due to construction, Union St will be closed between  Brown Street and Mill Street starting Wednesday July 6, 2016. All Rt. 7 buses that use Ann St and Union St will need to detour using the following routing:

OB – Regular route onto Ann St, turn left onto Wood St, turn right onto Emaus St, turn left onto Union St to regular route.

IB – Regular route onto Union St, turn right onto Emaus St, turn left onto Wood St, turn right onto Ann St to regular route.

Rt. 230/Main St buses – No detour needed.

MESSAGE TO CAT RIDERS

Capital Area Transit implemented new service changes last week designed to increase overall service performance and efficiency in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties and the City of Harrisburg.  

Expanded summer service, driver shortages, equipment failures, road construction and related traffic conditions have unfortunately caused many unavoidable delays throughout the system, resulting in missed time points, trip delays and cancellations.  This has caused numerous unacceptable service delays and disruptions throughout the system.

“We sincerely apologize to our riders for any unavoidable delays and inconveniences,” Robert Philbin, CAT spokesperson, said today. “Every CAT employee fully understands the importance of public transportation in the lives of the riding public and we regret any disruption of that service.”  

“In the coming days, as new service changes settle in throughout the system, we anticipate significant improvements in efficiency and performance in Dauphin and Cumberland counties and the City of Harrisburg.” Philbin said.  “We thank our drivers, maintenance and customer service staff for their untiring dedication to CAT riders during this challenging service transition. And we thank our thousands of daily customers for their patience and understanding during this period.” 

CAT anticipates the addition of five (5) new drivers in the coming weeks, which, Philbin added, “will greatly relieve pressure on the current work force and provide better on-time performance to the riding public.”

Philbin said CAT public information staff is tracking and responding to every customer question or complaint and will continue to provide support to each customer as needed. 

“If you experience difficulties anywhere during your ride, please contact CAT at 717-238-8304, or click on “Customer Service” at www.cattransit.com, Philbin noted.  Customers are advised to use www.findmycatbus.com to identify real time bus locations, estimate arrival times, and a live system map.

CAT will provide service updates throughout the day.