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A guide to the on-campus CATA bus routes

August 16, 2019
<p>A CATA bus pictured on June 8 at the CATA Transportation Center. <strong>Kaiyue Zhang</strong> <strong>| The State News</strong></p>

A CATA bus pictured on June 8 at the CATA Transportation Center. Kaiyue Zhang | The State News

Michigan State’s campus spreads over 5,200 acres, so public transit is often a helpful tool for getting around.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides free rides for on-campus routes. Off-campus buses cost 60 cents with a student ID, or students can purchase a semester bus pass.

Weekday routes run from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted. For accurate schedules of the routes, download the free Transit app. Below are the highlights of each route:

Route 30: (Weekdays) This bus, along with Route 31, is a must for those living in East Neighborhood. Route 30 will take you from East Neighborhood to the International Center, around Spartan Stadium and to South Neighborhood. It then goes back around Spartan Stadium on its way back to East Neighborhood.

Route 31: (Weekdays) This route can take you to just about anywhere on campus. It runs from East Neighborhood, past the MSU Auditorium, down Grand River Avenue to Brody Neighborhood. Route 31 will bring you back to East Neighborhood passing by the Breslin Center, the Library, and the MSU Dairy Store in Anthony Hall. 

Route 32: (Weekdays) This bus will take you as far as Commuter Lot 89, past Lots 91, 92 and 100 on its way back to the CATA bus station, turning around at the MSU Auditorium. This route ends at 7 p.m.

Route 33: (Weekdays) Beginning in South Neighborhood, Route 33 passes by the MSU Dairy Store in Anthony Hall, to the MSU Auditorium, passing by Olin Health Center and the MSU Union on the way to North Neighborhood. On the way back to South Neighborhood, Route 33 will bring you by the Library and International Center. This route ends at 10:30 p.m.

Route 38: (Weekdays) This bus runs from Spartan Village to the CATA bus station, and back around. This route concludes at 10:45 p.m.

Route 39: (Weekdays) This route will take you from University Village, around Spartan Stadium, to the CATA bus station and back to University Village.

The weekend routes run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Route 34: (Weekends) Route 34 takes riders from University Village, past the library, to the CATA bus station, up to Grand River Avenue on the way to Brody Neighborhood, and back to University Village.

Route 35: (Weekends) Riders can take Route 35 from Spartan Village to South Neighborhood, up and around Spartan Stadium, to the CATA bus station, and back around.

Route 36: (Weekends) This is a shorter route that takes riders from East Neighborhood to the CATA bus station and back.

As of publication, CATA has not announced changes to the routes for the coming school year. Stay with The State News for more updates.

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