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Community Advocacy Organization

CATA pilot program to offer Thanksgiving Rides

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Lansing, Mich. – Limited holiday service will be offered on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2023, while all other CATA operations – Fixed Route, Spec-Tran, Rural Service, Connector, Redi-Ride and Shopping Bus – close for the day.

Advance reservations are required for those in need of transportation on Thanksgiving. Curb-to-curb service will be available to the general public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a limited basis and will be restricted to the Spec-Tran service boundaries. CATA will attempt to accommodate all ride requests. To view the service area map, visit

Trips must be scheduled Nov. 10 through Nov. 20. No same-day trips will be allowed. Call 517-394-2282 to reserve a ride. The one-way fare is $2.50. Drivers will accept cash (exact fare), Spec-Tran punch passes or tokens as payment.

All non-campus CATA routes and services will end at their regularly scheduled time on Wednesday, Nov. 22. MSU late-evening campus service on Routes 30, 31, 39 and Lot Link will conclude at 11:30 p.m.

The Spec-Tran office will remain open Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule rides that are to occur on or after Friday, Nov. 24. Call 517-394-2282, login to or access your account using the MyRideCATA app to reserve a Spec-Tran ride needed after the holiday.

CATA routes and services will resume their regular weekday schedules on Friday, Nov. 24.

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