For Release: upon receipt
Rich Farr, Executive Director
Bob Philbin, PI Director
CAT REDESIGNED SHIPPENSBURG SERVICE KICKS OFF AUGUST 12
Provides on and off campus community transit service covering Shippensburg Area
Harrisburg – Capital Area Transit (CAT) will launch newly redesigned transit service on Thursday, August 12th to the general community in the Shippensburg area, as well as student on-campus housing and key locations at Shippensburg University. “We have redesigned and refreshed CAT’s Raider Regional Transit service for students, faculty and employees on-campus, and the off-campus community bus service to all major locations in the Shippensburg area,” CAT Executive Director Rich Farr said today. “We have new Ship logoed buses and consistent routing schedules for expanded shopping and local stops in town.”
Raider Transit will operate three service routes in Shippensburg – Red and Blue Lines for weekday morning and afternoon service and the White Line for Saturday service. Each bus is marked with an overhead sign to indicate which line the bus is operating. Early morning and afternoon connecting service to downtown Harrisburg and the Amtrak Harrisburg Station is available from Walmart and the Luhrs Center on campus. The base fare is $1.25. Service is free to Shippensburg students, faculty and staff with proper ID. Passengers 65 and older ride free with a Commonwealth of PA Senior ID card which is available through the Raider Transit Office on campus, 717-530-8891.
Route Deviation Service is also available in Shippensburg. Any person traveling within ¾ of a mile of a scheduled route may request the vehicle to deviate by calling 717-530-8891 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM the day before the scheduled trip to deviate the bus to pick you up or drop you off. CAT will continue to operate Raider Regional Transit service out of 1875 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
The newly refreshed Shippensburg service is part of an overall modernization effort. We are kicking off CAT’s comprehensive service redesign plan. We look forward to completing the system-wide redesign during 2020. If you would like to be part of that redesign effort, please visit CAT 20/20 for an interesting survey and more information.
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 transport about 2 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.