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Welcome to Yuma County Area Transit!

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) is proud to provide Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) fixed route, vanpool and YCAT OnCall demand responsive bus service throughout southwestern Yuma County including the cities of Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Town of Wellton, Cocopah Indian Reservation and unincorporated communities of Yuma County, including Gadsden, Fortuna Foothills and Ligurta. YCAT also provides service into Winterhaven and El Centro, CA and on the Quechan/Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. You can count on YCAT to provide transit services - Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. with limited evening service from Arizona Western College, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University as well as other limited Yuma County and eastern Imperial County destinations in addition to service on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

See Where It Takes You and we hope you enjoy your ride on YCAT!

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New YCAT Service Changes Take Effect on Monday, August 18, 2014

Starting, Monday, August 18, 2014 - the Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) system will get better, faster, more reliable and even more convenient.   All routes will provide two way service and timed transfers will occur at Downtown Yuma Transit Center, West Yuma Transfer Hub, Cocopah Casino and AWC/NAU/UA Transfer Hub. We hope you will ride the new YCAT!

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Keep it Cool This Summer While Riding Transit

They say it’s a dry heat but Yuma's summer sun is brutal if you’re not prepared. That’s why YCAT is encouraging riders to stay cool this summer as they plan their transit trips. Here are some cool tips for riders as they walk to bus stops:  1. Always carry water. Containers with spill-proof lids are allowed on buses.  2. Plan your trip. Use YCAT's catTRAX for real-time schedule info to reduce wait times.  3. Create your own shade by using a small umbrella or by wearing a hat.  4. Always wear sunscreen. 5. If temperatures exceed 115 degrees, YCAT will provide free water to all passengers on board buses.

Click here for more tips to stay cool and to be safe!


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Public Hearing on August 25, 2014 Regarding Proposed Discontinuance of WelltonCAT

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) Board of Directors at Yuma County Department of Development Services, Aldrich Hall, 2351 26th Street, Yuma on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the discontinuance of WelltonCAT door to door service. If this change is approved, the last day of service on WelltonCAT would be Friday, August 29, 2014.

We invite the public to comment. For further information or to comment, please contact YCIPTA, 2715 East 14th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365, email info@ycipta.az.gov, call 928.539.7076 or fax to 928.783.0309.

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FREE Rides on YCAT During Week of August 18, 2014

With the new YCAT service changes taking effect, all YCAT routes will be free from Monday, August 18, 2014 to Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Please enjoy the new service that YCAT has to offer and See Where It Takes You!  YCAT OnCall service will continue to charge a fare, as would route deviations on YCAT Routes 3, 5, 6A and 8.

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