October 25, 2020. The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is adding new high-capacity buses to its no-fare Blue Loop campus transit service in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, the new 60-foot articulated buses will begin serving the Blue Loop route following two months of service on CATA’s various community service routes. The buses can transport 55% more riders than standard buses, providing a greater ability to socially distance while riding. Riders also will be able to board these buses using either the front or back door. Like all other CATA buses, the articulated buses are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), which produces fewer emissions than regular fuel.

As the new articulated buses are significantly longer than CATA’s other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extra caution while traveling near them.