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CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA)
Transportation Options in Centre County
by Jacqueline Sheader, Public Relations Manager, Centre Area Transportation Authority
Whether it be the cost of operating and maintaining a vehicle, a disability that prohibits the use of an automobile, or some other reason, a lack of transportation can be debilitating for an individual and family with work, shopping and child care needs.
In Centre County, we are fortunate to have many agencies and organizations available to offer quality transportation resources in assisting with this basic need. The two largest are the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) and the Centre County Office of Transportation.
The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA
(814) 238-CATA (2282)
Customer Service Center:
108 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday
CATA’s fixed-route bus system, CATABUS, consists of 23 community bus routes, which provide service between downtown State College, the Penn State campus, and surrounding communities, suburban shopping centers, apartment complexes, residential areas, governmental offices, and many other special points of interest. Fare for each one-way trip is $2.00. Persons age 65 and older with a Transit ID Card and children under 40” ride free. Those presenting a valid U.S. Medicare Card or CATA Reduced Fare ID Card may ride for half the fare ($1.00).
CATA now offers $6 Day Passes, which you can purchase on your smartphone through the free
Token Transit mobile app. Visit www.catabus.com for details.
The system is further complemented by four integrated routes (the Blue and White Loops and the Red and Green Links) that provide fare-free Penn State University Park Campus/downtown State College service.
The CATABUS service provides approximately 7 million trips per year, and operates entirely on clean compressed natural gas.
CATARIDE provides origin-to-destination transportation primarily for persons age 65 and over and persons whose disabilities prevent their use of the CATABUS system. Pre-registration and a small fare per one-way trip are required, as are advanced reservations for each trip. (This service is also offered to the general public at a higher fare rate.)
CATACOMMUTE is a family of transportation services that includes the Rideshare, Vanpool and Emergency Ride Home programs, designed to provide long-distance commuters with easy and economical commute alternatives.
Centre County Office of Transportation
486 Old Curtin Road
Milesburg PA 16853
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
The Centre County Office of Transportation provides door-to-door service to individuals of human service agencies, patrons who are Medical Assistance eligible, persons with disabilities, and the general residents of Centre County (for a fee). Reservations are required by 1:00pm at least one working day in advance (preferably as soon as possible). Persons needing accessible vehicles are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. This is a shared-ride service that primarily serves destinations in Centre County. Passengers (MA individuals) may be reimbursed for securing their own ride if the transportation office is unable to meet their needs, and out of county medical trips are available to these individuals through a third party.
Other Transportation Options
Outside of these two agencies, additional transportation options and resources exist through for-profit groups like Fullington and ZipCar, human service agencies like In Home Services of Central PA and the Bellefonte and Centre LifeLink EMS, and government offices like Veterans Affairs of Centre County.
CENTRE REGION PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY (CRPR)
CRPR thanks residents for your continued support of Centre Region parks and for recognizing the importance
of staying active in your community.
Check out CRPR's new website
Learn more about CRPR programs and events
CENTRE COUNTY REFUSE & RECYCLING AUTHORITY (CCRRA)
Ferguson Township recycles
Ferguson Township residents may dispose of hazardous household materials, old furniture and appliances, electronics such as computers and TVs, unused prescription drugs, and yard waste. It's also easy to compost food scraps in your backyard.
Learn about these opportunities to recycle:
- Miscellaneous Plastics Recycling
- Brush and Leaf Collection
- Refuse, Recycling, Compost and Yard Waste
- Prescription Drug Collection
Below, you'll find both the red bin and blue cart guides for curbside recycling. Here's a brief description of each:
Residential: Red Bin
Most residents use the red bin for curbside recycling.
Business: Blue Cart
Businesses and apartment complexes that use dumpsters for trash collection use the commercial
blue carts for recycling. Smaller businesses that produce recyclables no greater than the amount
used by a normal household may use red bins.
Bulk Waste Collection Week, May 7 - 11 and October 15 - 19
Learn more at the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) website.
C-NET is Centre County's Government and Education Access Television Network. C-NET administers two channels: CGTV (Channel 7) and CETV (Channel 98). In addition to the television network, C-NET also manages CentreConnect.org, providing you with a direct link to government, education, and non-profit information in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
C-NET's mission is to support government transparency and an informed, engaged citizenry. Ferguson Township has embraced the spirit of transparent and open government by having the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors' and Planning Commission's meetings recorded, televised, and available to view online. C-NET records and televises Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings on Channel 7 throughout the six days following a meeting. Learn more...
SCHLOW CENTRE REGION LIBRARY
Upcoming Events at Schlow:”
May 10: Biking in the Centre Region 101
"Opening doors to a wealth of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information"
Schlow also offers convenient book returns, programming, and online access
- Return your library materials with ease at Schlow's remote book drop at Clearfield Bank, 511 Pine Grove Road. Items are picked up frequently and taken to the library for prompt check-in.
Like to knit or embroider, or want to learn? Join the Schlow Knitting Club on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The Embroidery Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Teens and adults are welcome, and supplies are provided.
Want to read the latest magazines on your tablet or smartphone? Enjoy your favorites, from "The Atlantic" to "Yoga Journal" on the Schlow website at no cost to you when you type in your library card number. Just click on the "E-books and More" tab to discover periodicals, e-books, digital music, and much more.
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