The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is adding new high-capacity and eco-friendly buses to its no-fare Blue Loop campus transit service. The 60-foot articulated vehicles, manufactured by New Flyer, will begin serving the Blue Loop route following two months of service on CATA’s various community service routes.
Thee buses can transport 55% more riders than standard vehicles, providing a greater ability to socially distance while riding. Riders will also be able to board these buses using either the front or back door. Like all other CATA vehicles, these articulated ones are also powered by CNG.
A video showing the new buses in service can be viewed at CATA’s Facebook page.
CATA, mass transit agency that provides bus transportation within State College, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, as well as Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), continues to implement many safety measures in response to COVID-19, including a mask requirement on all CATA vehicles.
Source: Pennsylvania State University