CATABUS - Campus Service
This no-fare service is possible because of a partnership between the Pennsylvania State University and the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) through Penn State Transportation Services.
The LOOP and LINK service provides fare-free campus/downtown circulator and cross-campus shuttle service. The service consists of four integrated routes. The Blue and White LOOPS provide the circulator service around the Penn State Campus and Downtown State College, running clockwise via College Avenue and counter-clockwise via Beaver Avenue respectively. The Red LINK runs back and forth across campus between Innovation Park and West Campus (White Course Apartments) via Curtin Road and Park Avenue. The Green LINK provides additional service along that same route but only in the more heavily traveled portion between the Stadium Parking Lots and Atherton Street .
Service area and schedule: The service area is limited to campus and the immediate downtown area. Use the links on the left under Campus Service to view the map and schedule for each route. Since the LOOP and LINK operate frequently, the schedule shows only the frequency of service. The Red LINK operates with the least frequentcy, therefore, a Red LINK timetable is available showing scheduled departure times from key locations (timed stops) along the route. Live estimated departure times from every stop including actual LOOP and LINK bus locations is available by using the CATABUS Locator.
Service Calendar: Both Community Service and Campus Service have two different levels of service: Full Service and Reduced Service; there are also days during the year of No Service. In general, the CAMPUS Service operates on the Full Service schedule whenever Penn State Fall and Spring Semester classes are in session. They operate on the Reduced Service schedule when the Fall or Spring semester classes are not in session, but campus is still open (most employees still working). There is No Service whenever semester classes are not in session and campus is not open (most employees not working). The specific dates for each are included in the schedules along with the CATABUS Service Calendar.
Fare options: There is no fare required for the CATABUS Campus LOOP and LINK service.