Cities Area Transit (CAT)

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Cities Area Transit (CAT) is the public transportation provider for Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN.  CAT operates thirteen routes Monday through Saturday, providing you with quality, affordable transportation, which improves the quality of life and increases the economic vitality of the community. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sundays: No operations
Holidays: No operations New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; Operations end at 5:00 pm Christmas Eve.

Proposed Route Changes:

Changes are being proposed to improve the CAT service beginning in June 2019:


Click here to review proposed DAYTIME SERVICE

Click here to review proposed EVENING SERVICE

Click here to review the impact of 2018 Route Changes

OPEN HOUSES are scheduled for review and comment on the proposed changes:

Tuesday, March 19th from 6-8 pm at Grand Forks City Hall

Thursday, March 21st from 4-6 pm at East Grand Forks City Hall

Please send feedback on the proposed changes by March 29th to Teri Kouba,, 600 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Comments will also be collected at the Metro Transit Center.

News & Announcements: 

Route Change: Effective 11/5/18 Route 1 will run on Princeton St instead of Harvard St. Click here for details.

Passengers will soon be able to track CAT buses with new app - Grand Forks Herald - 12/18/18

City adjusts after getting new bus routes - Grand Forks Herald - 12/11/18

Grand Forks, UND Working on Bus Collaboration System - Grand Forks Herald - 11/6/18

Job Openings:

None at this time

Opportunities to Bid:

None at this time

Equal Access for All:

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities.  CAT will investigate and respond to disability related complaints promptly and within ten business days. Click here to download the ADA Complaint Form.  ADA complaints may be reported to Ali Rood, Mobility Manager - email or 701-757-1503.

CAT will make modifications to its policies and procedures in order to provide meaningful access to CAT services, programs, and facilities.  Requests for reasonable modification for persons with disabilities must be directed to Ali Rood, Mobility Manager - email or call 701-757-1503.  CAT will consider and respond to requests for reasonable modifications promptly and within ten business days.

CAT will not grant requests for modification that would fundamentally alter its transportation program, create a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of others, or would not enable someone to access CAT services, programs, or facilities.

Title VI

CAT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Any person who believes he/she or any specific class of persons has been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin may by him/herself or by a representative file a written complaint with CAT and/or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  All complaints will be promptly investigated. 

To request additional information on CAT's non-discrimination obligations, or to file a Title VI complaint, please contact:

Cities Area Transit
PO Box 5200
Grand Forks, ND 58206

Click here to download the Title VI Complaint Form

Click here to download the 2016 CAT Title VI & LEP Plan document

Information in languages other than English will be provided as needed and will be consistent with the Department of Transportation's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Guidance.  Additionally, alternative formats (i.e. large print, braille, audio or video recordings of the use policies and procedures) are available upon request.