Fares

ZoneAges 13 - 59Disabled and 60+Ages 5-12
Gloucester$1.00$0.50$1.00
Rockport, Magnolia, West Gloucester$1.25$0.60$1.25
Danvers and Peabody Malls
Round-trip$5.00$2.50$2.00
One-way$3.00$1.50$1.00

Student Pass Options

CATA is offering the following options for Student Bus Passes for Spring 2021. Passes are only available for purchase online or through the mail.

Spring Semester Pass – $100 prepaid bus pass valid on all CATA routes (except the Mall Bus), valid until August 31, 2021

Pass Plus – $25 pass which allows a discount fare of $0.50 each time the student rides a CATA bus (except the Mall Bus), valid until August 31, 2021

ONLINE: Visit Online Store (do not use Internet Explorer)

MAIL: Complete the form and enclose a check for $25 (Pass Plus) or $100 (Semester Pass) made payable to CATOC (Cape Ann Transportation Operating Co.). Send it with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: CATOC, 3R Pond Road, Gloucester, MA 01930.

The following passes will be honored through January 31, 2021:

  • Annual Student Pass 2019-2020
  • Spring Student Pass 2020
  • Pass Plus 2019-2020
  • Pass Plus 2020-2021 are valid through August 31, 2021

Discounted passes may be available to income eligible families. If you think you qualify, request this discounted pass by providing proof of hardship with any of the following documents: 2019 Federal Income Tax Return, SSI letter of income, or Transitional Assistance letter of income. Proof of income must be made in writing to CATOC, 3R Pond Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

There will be NO in office replacements or sales.

If you have questions, please call Dispatch at 978-283-7916

TAP Pass

Tap Pass Forms can be printed out or picked up from the CATA Administration and Operations Center in Gloucester at 3 Pond Road. Customers can also request an application be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

Senior and Disabled Fares

ADA Paratransit Fares

One Zone $2.00
Two Zone $2.50
Personal Care Attendant no charge
Companion $2.00

Statewide Transportation Access Pass

The Statewide Transportation Access Pass program is a reduced-fare program for Massachusetts residents who have a disability and use the public transportation system. This pass allows you to pay a reduced fare in your local service area and use other transit authority services across the state at a reduced rate, including the MBTA.
Forms can be printed out from this HERE or picked up from the CATA Administration and Operations Center in Gloucester at 3 Pond Road. Customers can also request an application be mailed, faxed, or emailed.
Once you have completed the form, please call 978-283-1886 to schedule an appointment.
Completed applications cannot be emailed or faxed to the office. There is a $3 processing fee for new and renewal TAP passes. There is a $5 fee for replacement/lost cards. For additional information about the TAP pass, please call 978-283-1886.

Senior Charlie Cards

Seniors (60+) can apply for a senior Charlie Card at the CATA Operations Center in Gloucester. Senior Charlie Cards are valid for a reduced fare on CATA, the MBTA, and other transit authorities in Massachusetts. Please call 978-283-1886 to schedule an appointment. There is a $3 processing fee for new and renewal Senior Charlie Cards. There is a $5 fee for replacement/lost cards.

Other Eligibility Policies

Customers do not have to switch to TAP/Senior Charlie Cards for CATA reduced fares, Medicare and IDs will continue to be valid
TAP and Senior Charlie Cards are not valid for a reduced fare on CATA’s Dial-A-Ride or ADA Paratransit services