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Jul 18 2013
Celebrate 15 Years of Public Transit Service in Yuma County

Before 1998, only private transportation companies operated any type of transit service in Yuma County, with taxis serving the urbanized areas and private van services providing transportation between San Luis and Yuma.

To celebrate 15 years of public transit service in Yuma County that was started by the Yuma Metropoltian Planning Organization (YMPO), YCIPTA and Yuma County Chamber of Commerce is having a mixer to celebrate!  We invite you to join us!


Paratransit in Yuma County began in February 1998. When the Saguaro Foundation began operating a public dial-a-ride system funded by YMPO in 1998, YMPO's fixed-route service began in February 1998 with service between San Luis and Yuma under the name Valley Transit.

The name YCAT or Yuma County Area Transit was adopted in 2002, with a new system of two routes, a local route within Yuma and an intercity route between San Luis and Yuma/Arizona Western College. YCAT service between Yuma and Foothills was initiated in 2001, but the ridership was not considered high enough to justify the cost, and the system was shortened to terminate at Arizona Western College.

To learn more about YCIPTA history - click here.

If you wish to join us for the 15 year anniversary - swing by the YCAT Bus Facility on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for food, drinks, music, prizes and an ability to dunk the Transit Director!  More details on how to get here is available by clicking here.

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