CATACOMMUTE is a family of CATA services that includes RideShare, Vanpool, and Emergency Ride Home programs. These programs are designed to assist long distance commuters find a shared ride with someone who travels at the same time and to a relatively close destination. The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program provides a ride home for those in rideshare arrangements when the need arises, taking the fear out of being stranded.

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RIDESHARE is a free ride-matching service helping long-distance commuters to find easy and economical ways to get to and from work via carpools and vanpools. Click here for more information and to register online.

Already registered with RideShare? Click here to login.


VANPOOL PROGRAM assists groups of 7-15 riders share their commute in a passenger van that is provided by CATA. Click here for more information.


EMERGENCY RIDE HOME PROGRAM takes the worry out of being stranded. CATA is aware of the possible emergency needs faced by commuters and have addressed this concern with this program. Click here for more information.


PARK AND RIDE provides inexpensive commuter lot parking for those working in Downtown State College. Eligible employees who work downtown can purchase a monthly hang tag, which allows them to park in the commuter lots on the east side of Penn State campus and then take a fare- free bus to their destination. Click here for more information.


Contact CATA’s Commuter Services Manager by email at or phone at 814-238-2282 ext. 5134 for more information.

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