January 19, 2023 - Bismarck, N.D. – Bis-Man Transit has launched a series of new instructional videos aimed at helping the community understand how to use the CAT bus system. The videos are broken up into 9 parts, and cover topics from how to flag down the CAT bus, and how to use the bike rack to how to identify the correct bus. Each video is approximately one-minute long. Riders may choose to watch individual chapters that they are interested in or to watch all nine chapters at once. There are also two additional videos that explain how Bis-Man Transit’s paratransit service works.
The videos may be found by clicking “How To Ride” under the “Fixed Route” tab at bismantransit.com, or on the CAT bus YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/BismarckCATBus).
Bis-Man Transit worked with a professional production company to produce a series of high-quality videos that help answer the most commonly asked public transportation questions. Funding for the videos was provided through an AARP Community Challenge Grant. In addition to having the videos available for online viewing, the videos will be used while hosting travel trainings and shared with various agencies throughout the community.
“These videos will be a valuable tool to help educate new and current CAT bus riders that might have questions about how the fixed route bus system works. In addition to posting them online, we will incorporate them into our travel training, and put them into the hands of various agencies, creating a network that is more comfortable both recommending public transit to its clients and teaching people how to use it,” says Deidre Hughes, Executive Director for Bis-Man Transit.
Capital Area Transit, better known as the CAT, is Bis-Man Transit’s fixed-route public bus system serving Bismarck and Mandan, N.D. The CAT was started in 2004 and currently runs five routes in Bismarck and one route in Mandan. Bis-Man Transit’s paratransit service complements the fixed route service by providing transportation for those who are incapable of riding the fixed route service. Paratransit services are also available to senior citizens 70 years or older.
The goal of Bis-Man Transit is to deliver valued public transportation, linking people, jobs, and communities.