Clemson Area Transit

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Areas Served: Clemson University, Clemson, Seneca, Anderson County, SC and vicinity
Founded: January 8, 1996
Fleet Size:
Service Types: Fixed-Route, Dial-A-Ride
2012 Ridership: 1,504,570
Website: catbus.com


Clemson Area Transit, known as CATbus, is the fixed-route transit service provider for Clemson University, the City of Clemson, the Town of Central, the Town of Pendleton, the City of Seneca, and Anderson County, South Carolina.

Routes

Map

Red Route

Schedule

  • Southern Wesleyan University to CATbus Headquarters via Downtown Clemson & Clemson University
  • Spring & Fall Schedule: Monday-Saturday 7am-3am (Sundays 7:30am-3am)
  • Summer Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7am-8:30pm; Friday 7am-10:30pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm

Pendleton Route

Schedule

  • Clemson University - East Library Circle to Downtown Pendleton
  • Year round schedule: Monday-Friday 6:45am-6:40pm

Central Walmart / SWU

Schedule

  • Central Recreation Center/Library to SWU & Walmart
  • Spring & Fall Semester: Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm; Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Summer Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm

The View/Pier Routes

Schedule

  • View/Pier-TCTC - View/Pier to TCTC (Monday-Friday 7:25am-11am)
  • View/Pier-CU - View/Pier to Clemson University (Monday-Thursday 7am-10:15pm; Friday 7am-6:15pm)
  • View/Pier-Downtown Clemson - View/Pier to Downtown Clemson (Thursday-Friday 6pm-2:30am; Saturday 5pm-2:30am)

Clemson University Campus Ruotes

  • Blue Route (Mon-Fri) - C-1/R-5 Parking Lots to East Library Circle
  • Orange Route (Mon-Fri) - P-3 Parking Lot/Littlejohn Coliseum to Core Campus/Brackett Hall
  • Purple Route (Mon-Fri) - C-2/R-3 Parking Lots to Core Campus/Brackett Hall

Seneca Routes

Schedule

These routes operate with Proterra buses, branded for the City of Seneca. Business Loop, Oconee Connector, and Express meet at Oconee Medical Center and Business, Residential, and Express meet at Seneca City Hall.

  • Seneca Residential Loop (Mon-Fri) - Downtown Seneca - Railroad Park via Oconee Community Theatre
  • Seneca Business Loop (Mon-Fri) - Downtown Seneca - Railroad Park via Magnolia Plaza, Dogwood Plaza, One Stop Unemployment Center, Commons Square, and Oconee Medical Center.
  • Oconee Connector (Mon-Fri) - Oconee Medical Center to TCTC (Oconee) via US HWY 123, SC 19
  • Seneca Express (Mon-Fri) - Oconee Medical Center to Clemson University - East Library Circle

Fares

All CATbus routes are fare-free.[1]

Facilities

CATbus Headquarters

  • Address: 200 West Ln., Seneca, SC 29631
  • Phone: (864) 654-CATS

Fleet

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger seats Notes
10 2006 Freightliner/Goshen EuroShuttle
100-106 2006 Optima Opus 30' Cummins ISB
200-205 2003 Optima Opus 35' Cummins ISB
300-309 2004 Optima Opus 35' Cummins ISB
  • Unknown unit listed for auction on govdeals.com in September 2020
    • VIN: 1Z9B5DTS44W216091
400-404 Clemson Area Transit 401-a.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 4ONE Aries/
American Seating InSight
600 2011 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • 2012 model
  • Ex-Nova Bus demo 0059.
  • Acquired on December 5, 2012.
  • Only used on the Red Route.
601 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Only used on the Red Route.
E100-E104 2012-2013 Proterra EcoRide BE35 UQM PowerPhase Borg Warner eGearDrive 4ONE Gemini
  • Used on the Seneca routes.
  • Branded for Seneca service
  • See here
E105 Clemson Area Transit E105-a.jpg 2015 Proterra EcoRide BE35 UQM PowerPhase Borg Warner eGearDrive 4ONE Gemini
  • Used on the Seneca routes.
  • White livery
E106 2016 Proterra Catalyst BE40
  • Used on the Seneca routes.
  • Branded for Seneca Service
1801-1810 Clemson Area Transit 1801-a.jpg 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40
  • White destination signs
E107-E-108 Clemson Area Transit E108-a.jpg 2019-2020 Proterra Catalyst BE40
  • Used on the Seneca routes.
  • Branded for Seneca service
  • White destination signs
  • Entered service is Nov. 2019, unknown if these are 2019 or 2020 models.

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger seats Notes

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger seats Notes

References

  1. catbus.com: general info Retrieved on June 14th, 2012

External Links