(Harrisburg) – Capital Area Transit released today the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Annual Report, “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows,” according to Bill Jones, CAT general manager.
The report, which is available at www.cattransit.com, provides an overview of CAT developments during the year, including the financial statement, highlights from the year, messages from CAT leadership, CAT funding sources and local share costs for Dauphin and Cumberland Counties and the City of Harrisburg.
“There were significant improvements in service, operations technology and overall efficiency in 2015,” Jones said. “We changed routes, provided more service based on public outreach throughout the system, and moved forward with technology upgrades that will improve operational efficiency in keeping with the CAT Strategic Plan.”
CAT instituted a real time technology upgrade throughout the year on all vehicles and officially launched a “Find My CAT Bus” website, which helps transit users find routes, stops and bus estimate arrival times. The technology upgrade took most of 2015 to accomplish, Jones said.
The CAT 2014-15 Annual Report also covers a variety of CAT Facts, interesting factoids about the capital region transit system – for example, in 2015, 242,665 seniors in Cumberland County, the City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County rode a CAT Bus. Another 96,116 riders were transported to Mechanicsburg.
For a free copy of the 2015 Annual Report, “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows,” visit www.cattransit.com on line. Printed versions of the Annual Report will soon be available at CAT offices in Strawberry Square, and 901 N. Cameron Street in Harrisburg, as well as various ticket locations in the City, Dauphin County, and Cumberland County.
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. Visitwww.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at717-238-8304 for more information. “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”