909 Baltimore Blvd.
PO Box 400
Westminster, MD 21158

Toll Free: 1-866-304-2287
Phone: 410-876-RIDE
Phone: 410-857-0884
Fax: 410-876-0095

e-mail: louise.cats2015@yahoo.com

CARROLL AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM, INC.
909 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, MD 21157-0400

The CATS website is
currently under renovation.


Would you rather be on your smartphone than behind the wheel?

Tired of the Route 140 traffic? Let CATS do the driving!

CATS is proud to announce
Starting June 1st 2015
METRO Connector

A daily shuttle from Westminster to the Owings Mills Metro Station.

Pick-ups will be at the Fenby Park & Ride (Rt. 97 just south of Rt. 32)

At 5:15am & 6:45am with Returns from the Metro at 4:00pm & 6:00pm.

Cost: $20 per round trip OR $75 for five round trips

To Reserve a space (service is by reservation only), call CATS at 410-857-0080.


CATS is proud to serve the Carroll County Community for over 40 years!

CATS provides human service transportation for special needs programs, as well as services required to meet needs that cannot be met through the County transportation system.

CATS provides veteran’s shuttle services to Baltimore, Frederick, Reisterstown, and Martinsburg, WVA upon request.

Our phone #'s are 410-876-RIDE and 410-857-0080
Our fax # is still: 410-876-0095
Our website is still: www.carrolltransit.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help you obtain the service that is most appropriate for your needs.


PRESS RELEASE – JUNE 19, 2015

As of June 19, CATS was informed by Carroll County Government that CTS would be taking over the veterans’ transportation program as of Wednesday, July 1, 2015. There was a vote taken by the Commissioners on Thursday, June 18, 2015, although there was nothing on the public agenda to indicate this topic would be discussed and afford the public an opportunity for comment.

CATS is disappointed that we will no longer be County veterans. There has been major growth in the program, a significant reduction in unit cost, ample vehicles to provide services, and a federal grant that is currently subsidizing half of the program cost. CATS' service is very popular with the veterans we serve and is evidence by how much the program has flourished since its start in November 2012.

Our primary concern is for the veterans we serve. While the shuttle will still exist, there are community concerns about a disruption of, or limitation of, services to the veterans who use the current services and have come to depend heavily upon the CATS' staff to meet their needs.

Our lead veterans' program driver was given an award by the County’s Veterans' Council for action above and beyond a driver's responsibilities in obtaining the appropriate level of care for one of the veterans. This action resulted in literally saving a life.

Additionally, since we wait for the veterans to complete their appointments, one such appointment necessitated not only our driver, but also a Road Supervisor, waiting until almost midnight for a veteran who should have been hospitalized, and had to be returned to the medical facility by 9:00 a.m. the next day.

This change in service providers may well result in spending unnecessary county dollars to purchase additional county resources or for a period of time support a ‘for-profit-vendor’ and forfeit the continued subsidization from the federal grant.

The County has made it clear that they will explore having another non-profit provide the service in F.Y. 2017 so they can once again receive the federal subsidy. Secondly, the County has publicly stated their ongoing concern about CATS’ viability as an agency and our ability to continue to provide service, no contact has been made with this organization or its Board of Directors to validate or dispel these unfounded reports.

We thank the veterans for their sacrifice and service and it has been a honor to serve them and we wish only the best for years to come.

Any questions should be directed to the County Commissioners.

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*Service Alert*

Beginning on June 1, 2015, CATS will offer service between Westminster and the Metro in Owings Mills.  See the Metro Connector announcement!





 


 
CATS communication system is currently undergoing a change.
For email please use gobycats@yahoo.com
 

Louise M. Tinkler
CCTM, CSSO, CHPIS, Executive Director
Phone: 443-244-8501
Email Louise