Centre Area Transportation Authority

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The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public transit service to the Borough of State College and the four surrounding townships: Patton, Ferguson, Harris and College in the state of Pennsylvania. CATA was first incorporated on May 17, 1974.[1]

Routes

Maps & schedules

Campus Routes

  • BL Blue Loop
  • GL Green Link
  • RL Red Link
  • WL White Loop

Community Routes

  • A Park Forest Village
  • B Boalsburg
  • C Houserville
  • F Pine Grove
  • G Stormstown
  • HP Toftrees/Scenery Park
  • K Cato Park
  • M Nittany Mall
  • N Martin St./Aaron Dr.
  • NE Martin/Aaron Express
  • NV Martin St./Vairo Blvd.
  • R Waupelani Dr.
  • S Science Park
  • UT University Terrace
  • V Vairo Blvd.
  • VE Vairo Blvd. Express
  • W Valley Vista
  • X Belle/Pleasant Gap

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2081 W. Whitehall Rd., State College, PA 16801-2623
  • Email: cata@catabus.com
  • Fax: 814-238-7643
  • Phone: 814-238-CATA or 1-888-738-2282

Fleet roster

Active

NOTE: not all buses may be listed.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-12 2012 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
  • 2011 models
  • 2-12 delivered February 2012, remainder delivered later in the year.[2]
13-29 Centre Area Transportation Authority 21-a.jpg 2012 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
30-31 2014 NFI XN40
37-46 2014 NFI XN40
67 1997 NFI L35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • Converted to C35LFs.
  • Disposition unknown.
74-77 1998 NFI C35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • 75 retired.
78-83 1998 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • 79 retired.
84-93 2000 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G
94-97 2004 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II John Deere 6081H Allison B300R
  • 95-97 are retired.
98-99 1996 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R

Retired roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-8 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 2-4, 6 & 8 to Altoona Metro Transit 2-4, 6 & 8 in 2001 as parts buses.
9 (1st) 1969 GMC TDH-3301 GMC Toro-Flow II DH478 Formerly Fullington Auto Bus Company 269.
9 (2nd) 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Transit Windsor 715, bought in 1981.
10 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-RIPTA 6081, bought in 1979.
11-14 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
12 (2nd) 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-SEPTA 1205, bought in 1990.
15 (1st) 1963 GMDD TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Transit Windsor 714, bought in 1981.
15-19 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-SEPTA 1212, 1209, 1208, 1214 & 1211 bought in 1989.
16 (1st) 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-SEPTA/Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (Red Arrow Lines) 188, bought in 1982.
17-18 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-SEPTA/Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (Red Arrow Lines) 160 & 152, bought in 1982.
20-21 1983 Neoplan USA AN435A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 20 to Altoona Metro Transit 20 in 1998 as a parts bus.
22-31 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
26-31 (2nd) 1985 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
32-40 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-LANTA 73xx's, bought in 1984.
38-47 1997 NFI L35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • Ex-LYNX 901-910; acquired in 2008.
  • Converted to C35LFs.
41 1967 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-SEPTA 4191, bought in 1990.
42, 44-45 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-SEPTA 1202, 1207 & 1203, bought in 1990.
43 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 Ex-SEPTA 4317, bought in 1990.
48-49 1997 NFI L35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • Ex-Rabbit Transit 9701-9702.
  • Converted to C35LFs.
  • 48 was put up for auction on 3/10/2015.
  • 49 was put up for auction as scrap on 8/1/2014.
50-65 1996 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • 56 was the last unit to retire; retired on 6/19/2015.
  • Replaced by New Flyer XN40 buses
66-73 1997 NFI L35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • Converted to C35LFs.
  • 66, 68, & 72 were put up for auction on 1/24/2015.
  • 69 & 73 were put up for auction on 3/10/2015.
  • 70 & 71 were put up for auction on 5/4/2015.
212-214 1953 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Fullington Trailways same #s, bought in 1975.
232 ? GMC School Bus Leased in 1975.
233-234 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Fullington Trailways same #s, bought in 1975.
261 1965 Flxible FD47-311-1 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Ex-Fullington Trailways same #, bought in 1975.
263 1967 GMC TDH-3501 GMC Toro-Flow Ex-Fullington Trailways same #, bought in 1975.
269 Renumbered 9.
1500, 1502-1503, 1505-1506, 1509-1512 1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Ex-PAT same #s, bought in 1988.
  • 1510 was scrapped shortly after delivery
  • 1500, 1502-1503, 1505-1506, 1509, 1511-1512 were renumbered 41, 11, 42, 14, 10, 9, 12, 13.
4533-4534 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Leased from CUMTD in 1980.
4542 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Leased from CUMTD in 1980.

CATARIDE/Centre Ride

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
8 2006 Dodge Sprinter Van 3500 Mercedes-Benz OM647LA 2.7L Diesel 5-speed automatic w/overdrive VIN - WD0PD544965937803
12 2008 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450 cutaway VIN - 1FD4E45S88DB26062

References

  1. About CATA, catabus.com, retrieved on 2012-03-26
  2. VanderKolk, Jessica (5 March 2012). CATA ready to roll out new buses. Centre Daily Times. Retrieved on 2012-03-26
  3. www.govdeals.com

External links