All Fares must be paid at the time of boarding the vehicle. The exact fare is required. Only cash or Carroll Area Transit System tickets will be accepted by the drivers. Fares are as follows; TrailBlazer Shuttle fare: $2.00 a ride per passenger or $1.00 for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and medicare card holders. All Children under 6 are FREE. See Demand Response Section below for zone fares.

Carroll Transit Student Pass

Carroll Area Transit System offers two types of Student Passes for those students attending Carroll Community College and McDaniel College. The “Shuttle” pass is $80.00 per semester and allows a student unlimited rides on any of the CATS Shuttles during that semester. The “Demand Response” pass allows a student to ride to and from school if they are outside the shuttle service area. The cost is determined by the trips’ mileage. Please contact the CATS office for details. The pass can be purchased at the CATS office located at 1300 Old Meadow Branch Road, Westminster, MD 21158. Click here to download the Student Pass Application.

Carroll Transit Shuttles

In addition to the Demand Response Service, Carroll Area Transit System also operates four deviated fixed routes (shuttles). These shuttles have regular schedules and stops. Riders can make connections from one shuttle to the other to get to more locations around Carroll County. The schedules for each of the shuttles listed below can be found at many locations around the county or at the CATS web-site: www.carrolltransit.org.

The fare for the shuttles is $2.00. There is also a 50% discount for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and medicare card holders. Please click the links below to view the Carroll Transit Shuttles Route Schedules:

Demand Response Service

In addition to shuttle service, CATS offers door-to-door transportation services called Demand Response. This specialized form of transportation is a reservation based shared ride that operates throughout the county. Rides are provided to any Carroll County resident. The drop off and pick up location must be within the Carroll County area, including Carroll Community College. Fares for this type of ride are based on the distance of the ride. The zone fares for Demand Response are as follows:

  • $4.00 for 0-5 mile zone
  • $6.00 for 6-10 mile zone
  • $7.00 for 11-15 mile zone
  • $8.00 for 16-20 mile zone
  • $9.00 for 21-25 mile zone

For more information about CATS Demand Response Service, or to schedule a ride, call CATS at 410-876-7433. To request a route deviation, call CATS one (1) business day in advance.

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