City of Anderson Transit System (CATS)


March 4, 2020

CATS Documents

Anderson Broadway InterUrban Station
Urban transit has had a long and varied history in Anderson from the old interurban born in 1897 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 City department in 1982.
Downtown Terminal
The CATS Bus Terminal is currently located at 1109 Main Street in Downtown Anderson.  This structure was constructed around 1975 and is know for its 'gazebo-like' shape.  This is the current location where people catch the bus in Downtown Anderson. 
garage admin offic close up
The administration offices and garage are located at 530 Dale Keith Jones Road. This structure was completely renovated in 2012 inside and outside by staff. Recycled cabinets, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, drywall, trim, and a portion of the carpet were used as well as new paint and carpet. The exterior was completely painted by summer help to cut down costs and they did an outstanding job! Landscaping also gave the building new life and was completed by staff and community justice volunteers.

In November, 2013, CATS took advantage of a new Commercial and Industrial rebate through the Energizing Indiana Program for the installation of new LED lighting for our garage.
The three major goals of the City of Anderson Transportation System are:
  • To provide convenient, reliable, safe, and comfortable service to all patrons
  • To provide fixed route and demand-responsive services as efficiently and equitably as possible
  • To maximize potential ridership within the parameters set by CATS’ service area and available funds


No service is offered on Sundays, or the following holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

DBE Goals and Objectives

"The City of Anderson Transit System (CATS), in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 49 CFR Part 26, has set its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2019-2020. CATS’ goal is 0.2 percent (0.2%) for FFY 2019-2020 for participation by DBE firms certified by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on CATS contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The proposed DBE goal and CATS’ goal-setting methodology for its local market area are available for public review during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the CATS’ administration office, which is located at 530 Dale Keith Jones Road, Anderson, IN."