Cities Area Transit


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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.

Job Openings:

None at this time


Thanksgiving Holiday: CAT will not operate on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.  Please plan accordingly.  CAT buses, Dial-A-Ride, and Senior Rider will resume normal operations on Friday, November 27th.  

CAT + Shopping = Savings: Downtown businesses are offering discounts to anyone who takes the bus downtown on Small Business Saturday, November 28th!  Details to come. Visit

Dial-A-Ride & Senior Rider: Effective January 4, 2016, MV Transportation will provide drivers and evening dispatch service for Dial-A-Ride & Senior Rider.  Click here for details.  CAT will hold the following public meetings to discuss and answer questions regarding the change:

Wednesday, December 9th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Grand Forks City Hall

Thursday, December 10th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at East Grand Forks City Hall

UND & Northland Students: Remember to get your bus pass at the Student Government office in the Memorial Union. Just show your Student ID along with your bus pass and ride with CAT for FREE all semester!  

Google Transit: The Cities Area Transit-CAT bus route network is now displayed on
Google Maps. Through the technology of Google Maps, Google Transit’s Trip Planner
integrates CAT’s stop, route and schedule information to make trip planning quick and

Simply enter where you are, where you want to go, and when you want to be there;
Google will do the planning for you. Users may enter their origin and destinations,
desired time of travel, and receive step by step transit directions! Give it a try below. 

For more information contact the Metro Transit Center at 746-2600.