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CATA Deploys CNG vehicles

CATA is pleased to announce the introduction of Compressed Natural Gas vehicles into the Meadville fixed route network.  3 Mass Transit vehicles have arrived with a new look and cleaner-burning fuel system to better serve the Meadville area residents.  The introduction of CNG is part of a larger, state-wide Public-Private Partnership to bring CNG vehicles […]

CATA Suspends routes due to pending icy roads

On Friday January 12th at 4:00PM CATA will suspend the operation of the Meadville Red, Blue and Green routes.  With multiple roadways and bridges closed in the Meadville area due to flooding and ice we hope to resume services at 7:00PM.  We encourage all non-essential trips to be postponed until a later date.  Call 814-336-5600 […]

CATA Announces Holiday Hours

In anticipation for the upcoming holidays, CATA will provide the following services levels throughout Crawford and Venango counties:   Friday December 22 – Reduced Service operating on Saturday schedules with exception of Saegertown route operating normal time Saturday December 23 – Regular Service Sunday December 24 – No fixed route operations, Regular Sunday Shared Ride […]

CATA to provide daily service to Crawford County Fair

The Largest Agricultural Fair in PA starts on Saturday August 19th and runs through Saturday August 26th.  CATA will operate a fixed route from downtown Meadville daily during the Fair starting at 11:15AM with :45 minute service through 10:30PM.  Seniors age 65 and up ride free and regular fixed route fares apply.   For more […]

CATA Announces Holiday hours

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from your friends at CATA and Venango County Transit. Crawford County based public services: Friday December 23rd – Regular hours Saturday December 24th – service ends at 3:00PM Sunday December 25th – No service Monday December 26th – Regular hours   Saturday December 31st – service ends at 3:00PM Sunday […]

CATA set to “Go Live” with new scheduling software

The week of September 19th CATA will launch a new scheduling and dispatch software to aid in the growing demand for paratransit service.  “Ecolane” has been developed and deployed at over 25 transit properties in the Commonwealth.  As a joint project with the PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation, all counties in the Commonwealth are transitioning […]

CATA welcomes Venango County Transit employees!

Venango County Transportation and the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) have merged administrative services effective July 1, 2016. The agreement, signed earlier this year by Venango County Commissioners and the CATA Board of Directors, authorizes CATA to manage the local services including the GoBus and the shared ride service. Clients of the Venango County service, […]

Come join a Nationally Recognized, progressive team!!

The Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is growing! We are looking for career-minded energetic individuals to join our team with immediate openings for the following positions: Human Resource Specialist Responsible for overseeing all human resource functions including ACA reporting and DOT regulations.  A bachelor’s degree in a Human Resources or equivalent degree and 5 years […]

CATA Board approves Regional Agreement with Venango County

In an effort to maintain quality public transportation services in Northwest Pennsylvania, the Counties of Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Venango and Warren began a process in 2013 to assess the public transportation systems in all 5 counties.  Through the course of 2 studies funded by the PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation the results indicated that financial […]