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TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

There are multiple alternative transportation options that can be utilized in Madison County.  Local options paired with services operated in neighboring counties and metropolitan regions:

·        Transportation for Rural Areas of Madison County (TRAM)

·        City of Anderson Transit System (CATS)

·        Nifty Lift (service of CATS)

·        Commuter Connect (service of CIRTA)

·        Indy Connect (service of CIRTA)

·        IndyGO (City of Indianapolis)

·        Hamilton County Express (service of Janus)

·        Hancock Area Rural Transit (HART)

·        Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS)

·        New Interurban (service of LifeStream Services)

·        Miller Trailways (Hoosier Ride)

·        MegaBUS


STAFF CONTACT
David Benefiel
Transportation Planner
dbenefiel@mccog.net

 

 
 
CATS
City of Anderson Transportation System (CATS)
Urban transit has had a long and varied history in Anderson from the old interurban to the establishment of the present public transit system in 1973. Originally established as a municipal transit utility, the City of Anderson Transportation System (CATS) became a department of the City in 1982. CATS operates six fixed bus routes within the corporate limits of the City of Anderson. A map of the routes are located here.

Route Map

Type of Fare
Fixed Route (one way) ............................. $ 1.00
VIP (elderly & handicapped) .................... $ 0.50
Passcard (unlimited monthly pass) ......... $ 24.00
(Monthly passcards are only valid for fixed-route service)
Transfers (fixed route only) ........................ Free
Nifty Lift (one way) .................................... $ 2.00

Nifty Lift

Nifty Lift
Nifty Lift is a demand-response public transportation service that serves the needs of customers who, because of a disability, are unable to use the CATS regular fixed route bus system, and who meet the criteria established by the US Department of Transportation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  Nifty Lift is an additional service provided and managed by the City of Anderson.

Type of Fare
Nifty Lift (one way) .................................... $ 2.00

TRAM
Transportation for Rural Areas of Madison County (TRAM)
Madison County provides its residents a door-to-door demand-response transportation service, called TRAM.  This service is provided throughout Madison County.  However, TRAM cannot provide trips from a point within the city limits of Anderson to another point within the city limits of Anderson because those trips are serviced by CATS.  TRAM hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  All TRAM Vehicles are lift-equipped to aid mobility-impaired riders.  Reservations should be made at least 48-hours or more, but it is best to make your appointment well in advance.”

Type of Fare
One Way (0-59) ........................................ $ 4.00
One Way (60+) ......................................... $ 2.50
Monthly Pass (0-59) .................................. $ 33.00
Monthly Pass (60+) ................................... $ 25.00

Commuter Connect
Commuter Connect
The Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) operates a federally funded commuter service called Commuter Connect. Commuter Connect's mission is to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. Commuter Connect offers alternative transportation solutions to area employers and commuters in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties, such as: carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, biking and walking.
Hoosier Ride (Miller Trailways)
Town to town or across the nation, Hoosier Ride and it’s parent company, Miller Transportation, have been providing reliable interline scheduled route bus service throughout the Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee region for more than twenty five years. Hoosier Ride provides direct daily service to and from major metropolitan locations with connecting service throughout North America.
 
 
 
     
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