Paratransit Service, “Spec-Tran”: This is a curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use fixed route. 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). The CATA cash fare for this service is $2.50 per trip. Discount fare cards 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 Information Center can provide personal trip planning assistance and information on using CATA services. Email info@cata.org, call (517) 432-2282 for assistance, or visit: www.cata.org.

CATANow provides immediate access to real-time projected departures from any of CATA’s 1,300 plus bus stops. Actual departures – tracked via GPS – are provided within 15 minutes of a bus departing a stop. It gives customers the freedom to plan their trips when and where they want, utilize their time more efficiently and reduce their dependency on published schedules.

Obtain your bus stop number posted on every stop or on cata.org, request departures via text, email or website. For details, visit catanow.org.

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 Service 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, Sparty Convenience Store, 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.