Springfield City Area Transit

Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT) is a fixed-route transit system with both ADA Paratransit and Dial-A-Ride transportation options. The goal of SCAT is to provide affordable, safe and comfortable transportation for the residents and visitors of Springfield, Ohio. SCAT is a function of the City of Springfield (City), with facilities and rolling stock owned by the City. First Transit, under the management of Kevin Snyder, General Manager, is contracted to manage and operate SCAT. The transit system is funded with federal, state and local funds.

Fixed Route Fares and Passes

Fixed Route Fares

Full-Fare  $ 1.00

Reduced-Fare*  $ 0.50

Children 5 & Under  – Free

Be sure to have exact change as you board the bus. The drivers do not carry change.

 SCAT Value Passes

10-Ride Full-Fare  $ 8.00

10-Ride Reduced-Fare*  $ 4.00

Full-Fare 30 day Pass**  $ 50.00

Reduced-Fare* 30 day Pass**  $ 25.00

Student 30 day Pass**  $ 35.00

*To qualify, passenger must be 65 years or older, have a Red White & Blue Medicare Card or have a qualifying disability. (Click here for the Reduced-Fare Determination Form Application)

**1 Pass per passenger, no sharing.

30 day Passes and 10-Ride Passes may be purchased at the SCAT office located at 100 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, Ohio. 10-Ride Passes may also be purchased at Kroger (all locations), Meijer, and Clark State (Leffel Lane Book Store). Also, SCAT passes may be purchased at the ticket vending machine located at the Market Square Bus Center.

 

ADA Paratransit

What is ADA:

Convenient, low-cost transportation via ADA accessible vehicles by assistance trained drivers for qualified citizens that are unable to utilize fixed route transit services.

How to Qualify:

Certification will be granted on the criteria defined in the “Americans with Disability Act of 1990”. An application is required to be completed and signed by a physician, health-care provider or social service agency. Applications for new clients may be picked up at the SCAT office, mailed upon request or click here to print. To review the ADA Paratransit Handbook, click here.

ADA Fares:

Fares charged for an ADA service trip will be no more than double the cost of an equivalent cash fare paid by passengers on the SCAT fixed route system.

To schedule an ADA Trip:

Call (937) 328-7228, Option 1. If you call after hours, weekends or on a holiday, a voice message system is available. Appointments can be scheduled the day prior to trip. Same day service may be available, if possible. Hearing impaired individuals should call the Ohio Relay Service at (800) 750-0750.

To cancel an ADA Scheduled Trip:

Call at least one hour prior to the scheduled trip or the trip will be considered a “No Show”. The “No Show” policy can be reviewed in the ADA Paratransit Handbook and Policies.

Personal Care Assistants (PCA’s):

PCA’s may travel with consumers if it is required and established at the time of certification. PCA’s are permitted to ride free of charge. A PCA may be whomever is designated by the consumer. The ADA Paratransit service is equipped to handle mobile oxygen cylinders, guide dogs, canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Consumers are responsible for their mobility equipment. SCAT does not provide any mobility devices.

SCAT Passenger Guidelines

Thank you for choosing SCAT for your travel needs. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance to keep our system clean, safe, and pleasant. Customers are expected to comply with the following standards while traveling on SCAT vehicles and at SCAT facilities.

  1. No smoking, eating or drinking on SCAT vehicles.
  2. Shirt and shoes must be worn.
  3. Customers must use headsets when listening to audio devices.
  4. Customers are asked to refrain from using cell phones while on SCAT vehicles. Ringers must be turned off.
  5. No profanity, disruptive, threatening or abusive behavior allowed.
  6. No littering.
  7. Do not stick hands, arms, head or objects out of windows.
  8. Keep aisles clear. Strollers must be folded prior to boarding and stowed within the seat area.
  9. Do not stand in front of the standee line.
  10. Do not open windows while climate control systems are in operation.
  11. Keep feet off seats and do not take up more than one seat.
  12. Bicycles must be fully functional and able to be secured on the bike rack.
  13. Senior or disabled passengers must show SCAT’s Reduced-Fare ID card to receive the reduced fare. All passengers must have tickets, fares and SCAT ID cards ready for operator, prior to boarding.
  14. Customers must vacate designated seating areas for older passengers and riders with disabilities when requested by SCAT operators.
  15. Customers are not permitted to carry onto a SCAT vehicle any item which could cause injury or damage to SCAT riders or operators, including firearms, knives and hazardous materials.
  16. Customers must maintain personal hygiene so as to not offend fellow patrons.

SCAT reserves the right to establish what constitutes inappropriate behavior. Violations of any of the rules may result in a verbal warning, removal from SCAT vehicles or facilities, loss of riding privileges or criminal prosecution. Any patron that violates these rules and regulations may be denied access to SCAT facilities and/or SCAT vehicles. Any patron that is convicted of committing any criminal act within a SCAT vehicle or facility is subject to denial of access to any and all SCAT vehicles and facilities for a period of one year.   Any patron who has been denied access to any SCAT vehicle or facility may appeal that decision to SCAT by providing written notice of appeal to the Operations Manager with in 14 days of notice.

Service Hours

Monday – Friday

6:40 a.m. – 6:40 p.m.

Holidays – SCAT will be closed with no transit service:

  • Monday, July 4, 2016 – Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 – Labor Day
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veteran’s Day
  • Thursday, November 25, 2016, Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 26, 2016 – Day after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 – Christmas Day
  • Monday, January 2, 2017 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day
Dial-A-Ride

What is Dial-A-Ride:

Origin to Destination service within 3/4 mile of the established fixed route service area by appointment for all citizens.

Dial-A-Ride Fare  $ 4.00

To schedule a Dial-A-Ride Trip:

Call (937) 328-7228, Option 1. If you call after hours, weekends or on a holiday, a voice message system is available. Appointments can be scheduled the day prior to trip. Same day service may be available, if possible. Hearing impaired individuals should call the Ohio Relay Service at (800) 750-0750.

To cancel a Dial-A-Ride Trip:

Call at least one hour prior to the scheduled trip or the trip will be considered a “No Show”. The “No Show” policy can be reviewed in the ADA Paratransit Handbook and Policies.

Title VI Information

SCAT operates all services, routes, and accommodations without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with SCAT and/or the Federal Transit Administration. For more information on the SCAT civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact the SCAT office or click here for the Title VI Program which includes the complaint form.

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration by completing a Title VI Complaint form and mailing it to the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Advertise with SCAT

Various types of advertising options are available, including interior leader ads and bus vinyl wraps. Please contact SCAT at (937) 328-7228 for details, pricing and availability.

SCAT Contact Information

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