Foursquare ITP is excited to announce that our client, Albemarle County, Virginia, has launched its first microtransit service in collaboration with Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT). Dubbed MicroCAT, it will provide app-based on-demand public transportation in two fast-growing areas of the county, complementing CAT’s existing fixed-route network. This project was featured in several local news organizations, including NBC29, Augusta Free Press, CBS19 News, WMRA, and Mass Transit Magazine.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle County region is the second-fastest growing region in Virginia. However, much of the growth is occurring in lower-density and automobile-oriented areas that are challenging to serve with traditional fixed-route service. MicroCAT will provide local circulation and first/last mile connections to the CAT network to more than 60,000 area residents who live and work in the Pantops area and Route 29 North corridor of Albemarle County.

MicroCAT was the result of the Albemarle County Transit Expansion Study, which Foursquare ITP completed last year with Michael Baker International. More information about this project is available on our website.