CATABUS

The CATABUS service includes two groups of routes: Community Service (formerly Centre Line) - the 23 route community bus system and Campus Service - the current 4 route circulator and cross-campus Loop and Link service.


Community Service

CATABUS Community Service (formerly Centre Line) consists of 23 different community bus routes which provide service between Downtown State College, the Penn State Campus, the borough of Bellefonte, the village of Pleasant Gap, suburban shopping centers, apartment complexes, residential areas, governmental offices, and many other special points of interest.

Service area: If you know the general area you need to get to check the CATABUS Community Service System Map - a map showing the areas served by each route.

Schedule information: If you know what Route you need search by Route using the alphabetical listing of routes on the left. Live estimated departure times from every stop, including actual bus locations, ares 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, Community Service operates on the Full Service schedule whenever Penn State Fall and Spring Semesters are in session and then in Reduced Service the rest of the year with No Service on several of the major holidays. Check the CATABUS Service Calendar to see the specific dates for each.

Fare options: A fare is required for every one-way trip on the Community Service routes. Cash, tokens, transfers and passes may be used for fare on any of the CATABUS Community Service routes. Click here for more information on fare options.


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.

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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 via 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 just 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 so frequently, the schedule only shows the frequency of service. Since the Red Link operates the least frequent, 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 Semesters are in session. They operate on the Reduced Service schedule when the Fall or Spring semester is not in session but campus is still open (most employees still working). There is No Service whenever semester is 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.

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