For Immediate Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
(Harrisburg) — Capital Area Transit (CAT) will work with a group of Carlisle citizens who are organizing community volunteers to provide free ‘circulator service’ in Carlisle Borough, CAT Spokesperson Robert Philbin said today.
CAT pilot circulator service in the borough will end April 28.
“We’ve been approached by a group of citizens who are pursuing the possibility of free service in the borough,” Philbin said today. “We’re happy to provide data and any assistance we can to support their efforts.”
The Carlisle Borough Free Transportation Committee is led by residents Stephen Hughes, Sherwood McGinnis and Dr. Jill Sunday Bartoli. CAT will provide public information, data, planning and training assistance as the group organizes. Philbin said the circulator attracted the highest ridership when free rides were provided.
“Many residents in the borough are at or below poverty levels and at least 100 homeless people, including women and children, are reportedly in need of transit and shelter services on a daily basis,” he said. “We’re happy to assist this public service project in the borough were we can.”
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 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region. Visit www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information.