Clemson Area Transit
|Slogan||Everyone Rides Fare Free!|
|Founded||January 8, 1996|
|Headquarters||200 West Lane Clemson, South Carolina 29631|
|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|
|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|
Clemson Area Transit, a zero-fare bus line known locally as CAT or the "CAT Bus", it 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.
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.