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Clemson Area Transit
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Slogan Everyone Rides Fare Free!
Headquarters 1200 Tiger Blvd., Suite 2,
Clemson, SC 07105
Locale South Carolina
Service area Clemson and Clemson University with service to Seneca, Central, Southern Wesleyan University, Pendleton, Tri-County Technical College, Anderson and Anderson University
Service type Local and Student Commuter
Routes 20
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Tri-County Technical College, Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, Clemson University, Town of Pendleton, Town of Central, South Carolina Information Highway (SCIWAY), City of Clemson, City of Seneca
Web site Official Website

Clemson Area Transit is the largest zero-fare bus line in the United States in terms of ridership. Known locally as CAT or the "CAT Bus", it is the most frequently used transit system in South Carolina. Areas with bus service include Clemson University, the City of Clemson, the City of Anderson, City of Seneca and the Towns of Central and Pendleton. The fare-free system is made possible by federal grants and matching funds from the city and University. CAT now boasts the most modern fleet of buses east of the Mississippi River.

Utilizing multiple routes and lines, CAT Buses help shuttle students from satellite parking to the heart of campus, transport citizens and students from campus or downtown to surrounding neighborhoods and apartment complexes, and move travelers from the Clemson area to surrounding communities.

The service is jointly operated by the City of Clemson and Clemson University.

CAT Bus Lines

  • Anderson 4U
  • Pendleton Route
  • Red Route - Central to Clemson
  • Seneca Express
  • Seneca Business Loop
  • Seneca Residential Loop
  • Tiger Route - on campus, both East and West


CAT buses are characterized by purple and orange buses with purple-dimmed lights at night. They are operated by students and local citizens, day or night. Buses have "Bike & Ride" bike racks. The CAT Bus was started and founded by Clemson's Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity.

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