(Harrisburg) — Capital Area Transit (CAT) announced today that six CAT Carlisle Circulator public meetings will be held throughout Carlisle Borough before scheduled transit service begins on Monday, April 28, 2014, according to Bill Jones, CAT General Manager.
“CAT routes are in place and public engagement meetings will begin on April 9 and conclude with a press event on Friday, April 25, 2014,” Jones said today.
The schedule for CAT meetings is as follows:
4/9, Wed, 3-7p Farmers on the Square
4/22, Tues, 2:30-4:30p Cumberland County Court House steps (rain date)
4/22, Tues, 1130a-2p Dickinson College, HUB
4/22, Tues, 9-11:00a YMCA
CAT Connect Carlisle
4/15, Tues, 10-1130 am Carlisle Senior Center @ Salvation Army
4/15, Tues, 530-730 pm Hope Station, 149 W. Penn St.
4/22, Tues, 6-8 pm Carlisle Regional Medical Center
CAT Press Conference
4/25, Friday, 1:00 pm Dickinson College (media, public officials)
Bob Philbin, CAT’s Director of Planning, Customer Experience & Public Information, explained that CAT Open House meetings will provide route and ticket information, bus safety tips, and free public schedules.
“CAT Connect meetings are more detailed presentations to inform the public of service and gather input to finalize routes and bus stop locations,” Philbin said.
An advertising campaign including radio announcements and printed schedule maps is planned as well as distribution of post cards and circulator brochures to inform the public.
“CAT will assure the general public has all the CAT Carlisle Circulator information available prior to the Monday, April 28, initiation of transit service in the borough,” Jones said.
A public press conference will also be held on Friday, April 25, to officially launch the CAT Carlisle Circulator.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, CAT was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized Capital Area Transit to provide mass transit fixed-route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transports about 3 million riders a year in the capital region.