CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETINGS IN ENOLA, STRAWBERRY SQUARE, KEYSTONE BUILDING FOR PUBLIC REVIEW OF PROPOSED 2018 SERVICE CHANGES

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 1, 2017

Contacts:

Tom Reynolds, CAT

treynolds@cattransit.com

717-233-5657

Bob Philbin, CAT

rphilbin@cattransit.com

717-233-5657

 

CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETINGS IN ENOLA, STRAWBERRY SQUARE, KEYSTONE BUILDING FOR PUBLIC REVIEW OF PROPOSED 2018 SERVICE CHANGES

(Harrisburg) – Capital Area Transit (CAT) will hold three public outreach meetings in early December to gather public input for the transit agency’s Proposed 2018 Service Adjustments which will include public input before recommendations are presented to the CAT Board of Directors at the December 21st  Board meeting.

“The CAT Board has directed an 8% reduction in service costs,” Tom Reynolds, CAT Interim General Manager, said today. “We have a draft plan for public review and comment. Public comments and recommendations will be included the final 2018 Service Plan which will require Board approval before implementing.” Reynolds said.

 

Public outreach meetings are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, December 7, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Strawberry Square

320 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA

717-255-1025

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Keystone Building

400 North Street

Harrisburg, PA

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

East Pennsboro Township Municipal Building

98 S Enola Drive

Enola, PA

717-732-0711

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hamilton Health Center – Community Room

110 S 17th Street

Harrisburg, PA

717-232-9971

 

CAT tentatively proposes to discontinue Route 3/6 Night Loop & Route F-Enola due to low productivity and ridership.  Several routes will be consolidated into other routes to improve efficiency. In addition, a number of changes in headways (the time between bus trips) will improve on-time performance and simplify public schedules.

CAT riders with comments in advance of the meetings should email CAT’s Public Information Officer Robert Philbin, rphilbin@cattransit.com, so that public comments can be documented.

A summary of the proposed service changes is attached to this release and more information is available on www.cattransit.com. A complete list of the proposed Service Adjustments is included here and as an attachment below.

CAT estimates approximately a million dollars in savings will result from the new Service Adjustments.  “We have designed the new Service Plan to cause minimal impact on the vast majority of CAT riders,” Reynolds added.

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. “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”

Seat Drops – 2018 Attachment

Service Adjustment Guide (Proposed) – 2018 (Low_Res)

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