Paratransit Service, “Spec-Tran”: This is a curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use fixed routes. Paratransit customers must be certified to be eligible to use this service. Requests for campus paratransit service require 24-hour advanced reservations by calling (517) 394-2282 (CATA) or going online to Free MSU Spec-Tran passes are available for certified students, contact MSU RCPD, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, (517) 353-9642 (voice); (517) 355-1293 (TTY). Customers must be certified in accordance with ADA.

CATA Information and Assistance: Individual schedules for all routes serving campus are available in most residence halls, at the MSU-CATA Transportation Center, on all buses, at other locations across campus, and on the website. CATA’s Customer Experience Information Center can provide personal trip planning assistance and information on using CATA services. Email, call (517) 432-2282, or visit: for online chat assistance.

Transit is CATA’s preferred app for real-time bus departures, bus tracking and comprehensive trip planning options. The free app is available on iPhone and Android devices.

The MSU/CATA Transportation Center (MSU-CTC): This public transit indoor facility is the main boarding center for CATA bus routes serving campus. It is located on the ground level of the Shaw Ramp (Ramp 1), between North and South Shaw Lanes, just east of the MSU Planetarium.

Convenient amenities include direct phone access to CATA’s Customer Experience Representatives and ride request phone lines, print maps and timetables, direct access to the Shaw Ramp (Ramp 1), comfortable indoor seating areas, a community policing office, ATM, vending machines, and restrooms. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Those who drive to campus and park in the Shaw Ramp (Ramp 1) can easily board a CATA bus from the same location for a convenient inter-modal commute.