Capital Area Transportation Authority

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Capital Area Transportation Authority provides public transit service to the city of Lansing, Michigan as well as Michigan State University, located in neighboring East Lansing, Michigan.

Capital Area Transportation Authority Logo-b.png

Area Served Lansing, MI
Founded 1972
Number Of Routes 32

History

Routes

Maps & schedules

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 4615 Tranter St., Lansing, MI 48910
  • Email: info@cata.org
  • Phone:
    • Customer Service: 517-394-1000
    • Office: 517-394-1100

Transit Center

  • Address: 420 South Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
402 2020 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102?2)
Cummins L9
572-574 Capital Area Transportation Authority 572-a.jpg 2006 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • First 40-foot hybrid buses in Michigan.
  • Feature original large battery enclosure
579-585 2009 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • Feature newer low-profile battery enclosure
586-587 2010 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
  • Feature streamlined roofline & low-profile battery enclosure
588-590 2011 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
591-594 2012 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
595-604 2013 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
  • 2012 models.
605-610 2014 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
611-619 2015 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
620-626 2016 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 TBD
  • Piggybacked from an unknown transit agency's options.[1]
627-631 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R
632-633 2004 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R
635-636 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
700-718 Capital Area Transportation Authority 700-a.jpg 2019 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 TBD
719-730 2020 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 TBD
731-737 2022 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 TBD
6007-6009 Capital Area Transportation Authority 6008-a.jpg 2007 NFI DE60LFR Caterpillar C9 Allison EP50 hybrid system
6010-6011 2009 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP50 hybrid system
6012-6015 2019 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins L9 TBD
6016-6018 2020 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins L9 TBD
6019-6020 2022 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins L9 TBD
(1 bus) 2019 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins L9 TBD

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(8 buses) 2024 Nova Bus LFS
(1 bus) 2024 Nova Bus LFS-A
  • Delivered in January 2024
(1 bus) 2024? New Flyer XE40
  • Ordered in November 2023
(1 bus) 2024? Gillig Low Floor EV 40'
(G28D102N4)
  • Ordered in November 2023

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
90-91 1985 BIA Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
121-124 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
150-176 1975 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
177-179 1976 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
300-317 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
318-323 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
324-327 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
3XX Capital Area Transportation Authority 339-a.jpg 1981 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-LACMTA buses sold to Michigan State University in the 1990s; adopted when MSU abandoned independent transit service.
  • Numbered in the 300 range.
  • At least 14 buses acquired
400-401 2010 IC Bus HC Series
  • Hybrid-electric
400-409 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
450-461 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(30102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
462-469 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
470-473 1991 Flxible Metro "C"
(35102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
500-509 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50
510-557 Capital Area Transportation Authority 540-a.jpg 2001 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50

Cummins ISL

Allison B400R
  • 512, 518, 520, 523, 526, 530, 531, 538, 544, 546, 549-551 & 554 were retrofitted with Cummins ISL engines.
559-566 2003 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
567-571 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R
575-578 2006 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • Feature original large battery enclosure
1916-1917 2009 NABI/Optima American Heritage
Streetcar
Cummins Allison Used for the Entertainment Express Trolley.
6000-6003 2003 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B500R
6004-6006 Capital Area Transportation Authority 6005-a.jpg 2005 NFI D60LF Cummins ISL Allison B500R
9502 2008 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX 30' Cummins ISB
  • Full fleet # range unknown
  • 9502 auction, retired 8/2020, VIN 1N9MLAC658C084101

Demonstration Units

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
7300 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic HEV 60102 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Parallel HEV demo.
  • SEPTA specification
  • Demonstrated in January 2019.

References

  1. Capital Area Transit Authority has Exercised Options for Seven 40-Foot Xcelsior Diesel Electric Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated March 2, 2016, retrieved on July 20, 2016.

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