For Immediate Release
Friday, January 5, 2018
CAT Director of Public Information
CAT Board Chairman
CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT TRANSITIONS MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION CONTRACT TO RABBITTRANSIT
(Harrisburg) — Capital Area Transit (CAT) board of directors has entered into a two year agreement with rabbittransit, York Pa, to consult with CAT management to achieve a level of financial stability as an essential first step toward eventually consolidating CAT operations with other transit agencies in the central Pennsylvania region.
PennDOT funding assistance will smooth the management consultation transition from RATP Dev, CAT’s current management consulting firm, to rabbittransit.
“The transition will be seamless, so CAT riders will experience no change in transit services,” CAT spokesperson Robert Philbin said today.
The board had extended the RATP Dev management consulting contract through the end of January 2018, with the two-year rabbittransit agreement beginning February 1, 2018.
The CAT board remains committed to seeking a broader, regional solution for public transit that will benefit riders and other taxpayers as well. “A cooperative effort with rabbittransit will have a tremendous economic advantage for the taxpayers,” Eric Bugaile, CAT board chairman, said.
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.
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