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CAT Route for Allen Road Warehouses

New Stops Serve: Logistics Drive, Ross Stores, Ames True Temper & Amazon

Project Description:
In September 2015, CAEDC met with Carlisle-area distribution centers and representatives from Capital Area Transit (CAT) to discuss routes for 2016. CAEDC had been notified by distribution centers along Allen Road in Carlisle that there is no public transit available for workers to get to the centers in this area, including Amazon/Ames True Temper, Ross Stores and Logistics Drive.

After the meeting, CAEDC sent a Public Transportation Survey to the distribution centers and their staffing agencies to determine the best times and locations for new drop offs along Allen Road. The group surveyed collectively agreed on two new location points that would be the most effective and would increase CAT ridership.

In December 2015, CAT announced that the new drop-off and pick-up points had been secured along Allen Road and will start service on December 14, 2015.

The new stops will be available Monday through Friday and will be added to the end of an existing route. View the brochure here for exact pick-up and drop-off times. The route serves the Harrisburg communities of Steelton, Allison Hill, Mid and Uptown and offers commutes to Logistics Drive, Ross Stores, Ames True Temper and Amazon in Carlisle.

Moving forward, CAEDC will assist the distribution centers with the marketing of these new drop off locations so people that need the transportation and are looking for work are able to learn about the new service. CAEDC will also seek public and private investment to help riders with monthly bus passes to bridge the gap between the start of employment and their first paycheck.

News Article:
View the release here for more info.

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