Doing Business with CATA


CATA Advertising Opportunities

CATA provides a number of advertising opportunities in and on its fixed-route vehicles. Put your name and message on one of our buses and you can reach students, professionals and everyone else. It's the best exposure we can think of! Click here for a list of the opportunities available and contact information.



To provide our services, CATA relies on a broad range of contractors and suppliers who work with us through the procurement process. The goods and services we purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable travel for our customers. Goods and services purchased for CATA range from pencils to full-size buses. Click here to see some of the procurement opportunities that are currently available.


Purchasing used CATA equipment

CATA disposes of all assets through public auction.  Listings are posted on the Public Surplus website as the need arises, and items run the gamut.  Examples of things sold in the past include office products/furniture, shop equipment, building supplies, used vans or maybe even 40-foot buses.

You can watch for listings at and utilize the section on the right titled “Browse auctions within area” (Select Region = Pennsylvania / Select Agency = Centre Area Transportation Authority). Then choose “View All Auctions for Centre Area Transportation Authority,” or chose a category on the right-hand side under the CATA logo.

To become a buyer, Select Register under the “Register to become part of Public Surplus.” There are four steps to complete the registration.

First Step: You will need to provide the following information:

  • Email Address
  • First Name, Middle Initial, and Last Name
  • Address, City, State, Zip, County
  • The Time Zone you are in
  • Phone Number – which will be verified by either a phone call or text message
  • Provide how you heard about Public Surplus
  • Create a username and password

Second Step: Please read and accept the Buyer Agreement.

Third Step: Review the information you have provided and make any necessary changes.

Fourth Step: You will then receive an email confirmation to the email address you provided during registration. This email will contain an eight-digit confirmation code. Follow the link provided in the email and enter the confirmation code. Next, you will either get a text or phone call (whichever option you selected during registration). Enter the confirmation code from your phone and select confirm phone.

You are now registered and your account is active. You can now begin to make purchases.

You can add an alert for any categories and region that interest you by the following step after you have created your account:

  • On the home page, select “My Stuff” at the top right, followed by “Interest List” in the column on the left.  From there you can choose the alerts you prefer.