Charlottesville Making Changes to CAT Routes

June 3, 2014

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) is making changes to their schedule later this summer.

On August 2, CAT will implement changes to bus routes, make frequency adjustments and increase service hours.

CAT will hold a formal presentation to discuss these changes at CitySpace at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14.

The following adjustments will be presented at that meeting:

-Route 1 will return service to Monticello Road. The route will serve Monticello Rd. on its return trip from PVCC. The stops on Monticello Avenue at Elliott Avenue (Northbound) and Monticello Avenue at Blenheim Avenue (Northbound) will be discontinued. Three new stops will be added along Monticello Rd. including one near 1400 Monticello Rd. Route 1 will also bypass East Market Street on its return from Riverside Avenue. The bus stop at East Market Street at 18th Street NE (Westbound) will be discontinued. The stop on Chesapeake Street at 18th Street NE (Westbound) will be reinstated. The layover at PVCC will occur at the Stultz Center instead of the Main Building. When leaving the Stultz Building, the bus will travel to the Dickinson and Main Buildings. The service day will be extended to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

-Route 4 will extend its service day to 12:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The route will end at Willoughby Square Shopping Center instead of the UVa. Hospital. The route will also have a -5 minute time point shift at the hospital and a -10 minute time point shift at Jordan Hall.

-Route 6 will have a -5 minute time point shift at Willoughby Square Shopping Center. This time shift will occur when the bus is traveling inbound towards the Downtown Transit Station.

-Route 7 will increase its frequency from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes Monday through Saturday between the times of 6:25 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.

-Route 8 will have a -5 minute time point shift at the CVS in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. This time shift will occur when the bus is traveling outbound to the Shops at Stonefield and inbound to the Downtown Transit Station.

-Route 10 will extend its service day to 11:30 p.m. The increase in service hours will allow evening access to Martha Jefferson Hospital.

-On Sunday afternoons, the Free Trolley will operate every 25 minutes instead of every 45 minutes.

The presentation at CitySpace is expected to last 30 minutes. All members of the community are invited to attend.

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