Clemson Area Transit

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Clemson Area Transit
Clemson Area Transit logo.png
Slogan Everyone Rides Fare Free!
Founded January 8, 1996
Headquarters 200 West Lane Clemson, South Carolina 29631
Locale South Carolina
Service area Clemson and Clemson University with service to Seneca, Central, Southern Wesleyan University, Pendleton, Tri-County Technical College, Anderson and Anderson University
Service type Local and Student Commuter
Routes 7
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, Town of Pendleton, Town of Central, South Carolina Information Highway (SCIWAY), City of Clemson, City of Seneca
Chief executive Al Babinicz
Website Official Website

Clemson Area Transit, a zero-fare bus line known locally as CAT or the "CAT Bus", is the most frequently used transit system in South Carolina. Areas with bus service include Clemson University, the City of Clemson, the County of Anderson, City of Seneca and the Towns of Central and Pendleton. The fare-free system is made possible by federal grants and matching funds from the city and University. CAT now boasts the most modern fleet of buses east of the Mississippi River, including 5 new 40' long NOVA low-floor buses, and a 62' long articulated NOVA bus dubbed the "Bendy Bus"- the first and only articulated bus currently operated in South Carolina.

Utilizing multiple routes and lines, CAT Buses help shuttle students from satellite parking to the heart of campus, transport citizens and students from campus or downtown to surrounding neighborhoods and apartment complexes, and move travelers from the Clemson area to surrounding communities.

The service is jointly operated by the City of Clemson and Clemson University.

CAT Bus Lines

  • Pendleton Route
  • Red Route - Service to Central and Clemson
  • Seneca Express
  • Seneca Business Loop
  • Seneca Residential Loop
  • CU East Campus (Blue Route)
  • CU West Campus (Orange and Purple Routes)
  • CU Extra - morning and afternoon weekday shuttles to and from Clemson campus to many apartment complexes along the Red Route

CAT buses are characterized by purple and orange paint schemes with purple-dimmed interior lights at night. Buses have "Bike & Ride" bike racks. All buses are handicap accessible.

External links

  • CAT Bus website
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