A transit development plan is a 10-year plan that provides a vision for transit in the community. Grand Forks – East Grand Forks’ transit development plan was most recently updated in 2017. Since 2017, CAT has implemented improvements from this plan including:

About the plan

The Transit Development Plan Update will outline recommendations to grow and improve Grand Forks – East Grand Forks’ Cities Area Transit (CAT) system over the next ten years. The plan will make short- and long-term recommendations for:

Integration of University of North Dakota (UND)
campus bus routes

Maintenance and growth
of CAT ridership

Transit fleet and
technology recommendations

New or improved fixed route, paratransit,
and Senior Rider services

Fare, pass, or transfer policy changes
to increase ridership or funding

Investments in capital improvements like buses,
bus stop enhancements, and support equipment

Support for existing and future CAT operations at transit
facilities such as Midtown Transit Center and Metro Transit Center



Late Summer 2021

Analyze data and existing transit performance

Fall 2021

Listen to the public and stakeholders regarding what is and is not working well with CAT

Early Winter 2021

Develop draft recommendations

Late Winter 2022

Share draft recommendations with the public and

Spring 2022

Revise recommendations

Early Summer 2022

Develop Final Plan