Bob Philbin

Tom Collins

(Harrisburg) – Effective Monday, November 16, Capital Area Transit will institute minor changes to the northern part of Harrisburg bus Route 3 in order to enhance on-time performance and allow drivers ample drive and rest time, CAT spokesperson Robert Philbin said today. 

One of the oldest routes in Harrisburg, Route 3 runs the north-south length of the city from Linglestown Road in north Harrisburg to the Uptown Mall and, via Third Street, south to downtown Harrisburg with service to the state Capital Complex, MLK Jr., City Government Complex, Dauphin County offices, Harrisburg AMTRAK station, the CAT Transfer Center at 2nd and Market Streets, and other downtown locations.

“The new changes are minor and will effect only those bus trips above Division St. serving 2nd St. and Linglestown Rd.”  Philbin said.  “We’re eliminating Montrose St., Parkway Rd. and Houser St. from the route, which will reduce travel time for riders and provide additional time for drivers.”  

The Route 3 bus will now continue north on Second St. and turn right on Estherton Ave. (instead of Montrose St.) then turn left onto 6th St. and proceed north to a left turn on Lucknow Rd. (instead of turning left on Parkway Rd.)  The bus will proceed north on 2nd St. to Linglestown Rd.  Travel time will be reduced for customers and updated public schedules will be available on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit Fixed-Route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2.5 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.  Visit, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information.  Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”


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