Capital Area Transit Adds Nine “Big Blues” to Its Fleet

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Contact:  Bob Philbin



Capital Area Transit Adds Nine “Big Blues” to Its Fleet


(Harrisburg) —  Capital Area Transit (CAT) has expanded its fleet with the additional of nine (9) new shiny blue buses to its Fixed Route service in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties and the City of Harrisburg.  The buses, Model year 2017, were manufactured in California by Gillig, a leading U.S. manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses.  

The new CAT buses are 35 feet long, powered by clean diesel engines, comfortably accommodating 32 passengers, Mark Mitchell, CAT Maintenance Manager said.  All of the new CAT buses will be in service by November.  “Look for the big blues to be in service soon,” Mitchell said.

CAT buses are equipped with ADA compliant announcement and GPS tracking technology, Wi-Fi, climate control, and 360 degree video security both inside and outside the vehicles.  CAT buses are part of the “Safe Place” initiative to provide safe places for citizens in danger of violence or abuse.

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., 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.”

View photos of new bus here


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