Football Express offers bus trips to all home football games

University Park, Pa. — The Penn State Football Express will be offering bus rides from a number of Centre County locations as well as Altoona to all home football games. The buses help fans save some gas, meet fellow fans and provides convenient rides to the game.
The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will continue providing the Game Day Football Shuttle. This year, Fullington Bus Company is offering new transportation opportunities to all Nittany Lion home football games, the Penn State Football Express.
Look for the Penn State Football Express signs at the following locations:

North Atherton Street
-- Locations: Comfort Inn, Weis Market (Martin Street), Target (Between Target and Kohls), and Toftrees.

-- Departs: Begins three hours before kickoff and continues until kickoff.

-- Price: $6.

-- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the bus from the driver.
Benner Pike Shuttle
-- Location: Walmart parking lot.

-- Departs: Begins three hours before kickoff and continues until kickoff.

-- Price: $6.

-- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the bus from the driver.
-- Location: Penn State Altoona Campus (Ivy Commuter Lot).

-- Departs: Four hours before kickoff.

-- Price: $18.

-- Tickets: Call 814-693-7630
Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall
-- Location: Grange Fairgrounds – Gate 4.

-- Departs: Three hours before kickoff.

-- Price: $10.

-- Tickets: Call (814) 355-4900.

-- The Altoona and Grange Fairgrounds buses will return one hour after the game.

-- The Atherton Street and Benner Pike buses will continuously loop for an hour and half after the game starting at the fourth quarter.
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CATA Game Day Football Shuttle
CATA's Game Day Football Shuttles are split into two separate routes -- one serving downtown State College (Downtown Shuttle) and one serving Hills Plaza and other South Atherton Street hotels and businesses (South Atherton Shuttle).

The Downtown Shuttle will serve the downtown State College area with the following pickups on Beaver Avenue: the corner of Atherton Street and Beaver Avenue and the Schlow Library stop at the corner of Beaver Avenue and Allen Street.

The South Atherton Shuttle will serve the Hills Plaza parking lot and all designated South Atherton stops from Hills Plaza to Easterly Parkway; it also will serve Rolling Ridge and Windmere Drives. Parking is available at the rear parking lot of Hills Plaza, along the streets in Windmere Park (Rolling Ridge Drive and Windmere Drive) and the Easterly Parkway Elementary School. Riders should note that parking at the Hills Plaza this year is limited to the rear of the Plaza only -- no parking in front or alongside of the Ollie's store will be permitted.

Each game day shuttle bus stop is distinctly marked designated by a special sign showing which of the two shuttle routes serve that stop. Each route will only stop at these marked locations.

The shuttles begin operation three hours before kickoff and run continuously until one hour after each game has ended. Shuttles will begin five hours before kickoff for games that start after 5:00 p.m. (Sept. 27 vs. Illinois, 8:00 p.m. kick).. Both shuttles operate in both directions every 10 minutes before the game, every 20 minutes during the game and every 10 minutes one-way from the stadium following the game.

Fare for either shuttle is $2.00, exact fare only. Individuals presenting a valid U.S. Medicare Card, Senior Transit Identification Card or a CATA Reduced Fare Identification Card may ride for half the fare, $1.00. Remember that passengers pay when boarding the bus and may pay for more than one passenger, but drivers do not carry change.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010