Gloucester, Massachusetts – The Cape Ann Transportation Authority announced today that from November 25th through December 31st CATA’s bus and paratransit services would be free to all thanks to a grant included in the state budget and awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The program is designed to encourage new customers to “Try Transit” by offering no cost trips to shop or dine at local businesses, visit with friends and family, and commute to work during the holiday season.
CATA applied in partnership with all the Regional Transit Authorities in the Commonwealth to expand access to transportation this holiday season. “Although primarily designed to attract new customers by easing access to services, “Try Transit” will of course also offer a financial reprieve to current riders during these times of inflation” said CATA’s Interim Administrator, Shona Norman.
Questions regarding the “Try Transit” program should be directed to the Cape Ann Transportation Authority at 978-283-7916 or canntran.com. Happy Holidays!
CATA is offering in school, online, and mail options for 2022-2023 Student Bus Passes. Click below for more info!
On Monday, June 20th, CATA will operate on a Saturday Summer Schedule in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Click here for service details. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Dispatch at 978-283-7916.
New CATA Fares (effective Saturday, June 18, 2022)
The Cape Ann Transportation Authority Advisory Board approved a new fare structure to be effective Saturday, June 18, 2022.
The fare zones have been eliminated. Full fare on the regular CATA bus will be $1.00 one-way and reduced fare will be $0.50 one-way. ADA and Dial-a-Ride van service will be $2.00 one-way.
The Rockport Shuttle will kick-off CATA’s 2022 summer season Memorial Day Weekend!
Visitors to Rockport have a convenient (and free) place to park at the Rockport Park N Ride where the Rockport Shuttle provides service to downtown Rockport every 20 minutes from 11:00am-7:00pm. The Shuttle starts Saturday, May 28 and runs weekends and holidays in May & June, daily through July & August, and weekends & holidays in September.
Full fare is $1.00 one-way, $0.50 for seniors (60+) and persons with disabilities, and those under 5 years of age ride for free!
For GPS, use 2 Blue Gate Lane, Rockport, MA.
Give us a call at 978-283-7916 for additional information. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
The Cape Ann Transportation Authority is seeking input on service standards and service policies proposed as part of the Title VI Program Update for 2022. The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the service standards and service policies. Comments can be submitted via mail, telephone, email, or remotely via the Public Meeting . Proposed Service Standards are available in hard copy at CATA’s Administration & Operations Center and online.
CATA will hold a virtual public meeting on proposed changes to the existing fare structure on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 6pm-7pm at https://meet.goto.com/599548517 or 1-646-749-3122 passcode 599 548 517.
There will be a 30-day public comment period commencing with the date of the public meeting. Comments can be submitted verbally at the meeting, mailed to CATA at 3 Pond Rd. Gloucester, MA 01930, submitted via email to [email protected], or telephoned to 978-283-1886×102.
Please click here for additional information on the fare adjustment proposal.
The Cape Ann Transportation Authority Advisory Board has an opening for a disabled community rider representative and an opening for a rider community representative. Information on the CATA Advisory Board is available here. If you’re interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Felicia Webb at [email protected].
The new Beverly Shuttle route begins Monday, February 21, 2022. Route and time information is available HERE!