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Blue Loop Service To Return October 5

Penn State Transportation Services and the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will reinstate the Blue Loop on Monday, October 5, the university announced Wednesday.

The bus route will remain open through at least the remainder of the calendar year.

The Blue Loop will follow its “normal campus routine” beginning at 4:45 a.m. during the week and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Service will end at 10 p.m. every night.

CATA also announced Green Link service will be reduced back to its normal fall service, while the Red Link’s service will remain unchanged.

The White Loop will remain inactive for the time being.

All CATA routes will be inactive on Sundays.

Passengers are required to wear face masks while waiting for or while riding buses. They’ll also need to practice social distancing when possible.

CATA said it has implemented a daily schedule of disinfecting all vehicles through a “rigorous industrial electrostatic leaning.”

The transportation service is encouraging passengers to plan trips and advance and avoid peak times to have the best opportunity for a socially distanced experience.

CATA’s new plans and passenger protocols for the fall semester can be viewed in full on its website. Additionally, updated route and schedule information can be found online and through the MyStop, TransLoc, or Penn State Go mobile apps.

The Blue Loop and White Loop closed earlier this summer in preparation for Penn State’s fall semester, fearing buses packed with students wouldn’t be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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