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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 5:50 a.m. and 7:30 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 9:15 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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News & Updates

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Aug
18
2014
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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Jul
19
2014
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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Calendar of Events

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Aug
18
2014
New YCAT Service Changes Starts 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!  For more details on the service changes, please click here.

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Aug
25
2014
YCIPTA Board of Directors Meeting

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors is comprised of nine (9) members whom meet once a month. The members are representatives from Yuma County, cities of Somerton, San Luis and Yuma, Town of Wellton, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Quechan Indian Tribe, Northern Arizona University and Arizona Western College.

Board Meetings are held on FOURTH MONDAY of each month at 1:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Aldrich Hall Auditorium at the Yuma County Development Services Building, 2651 26th Street, Yuma, Arizona. Your attendance and participation in our meetings is both welcomed and encouraged.

We invite the public to attended our Board Meetings, download the 2014 YCIPTA Board Meeting Dates.

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Rider Alerts

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Jul
28
2014
Silver Route 9 Service Reduced For Summer

Beginning Monday July 28th, Silver Route 9 will only operate at 5:50 a.m. (From San Luis to AWC/NAU/UA) and 5:15 p.m. (From AWC/NAU/UA to San Luis).  This is the limited schedule operated when demand is light.  All other Silver Route 9 trips would be eliminated.  Alternative service is available via Orange Route 2 to Downtown Yuma and transfer to Yellow Route 95.  In the evening time, please ride NightCAT.  Full service under a new routing and schedule will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014.  We aplogize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please call YCAT at 928.783.2235 or email info@ycipta.az.gov for more information.

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Jul
28
2014
Blue Route 5 Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

Effective Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:00 a.m., the parking lot on the southeast side of the Quechan Community Center will be closed from traffic until Wednesday, 07/30/2014, at 6:00 a.m.  Bus Stop 344 on the Blue Route 5 is located in that portion of the parking lot will be inaccessible and the temporary bus stop will be located on relocated to the south side of San Pasqual School Road.

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