Transportation

Community Alliance Transportation Services (CATS) is an easy-to-use public transportation service available in the following Sullivan County Communities: Claremont, Charlestown, and Newport.  CATS operates Monday through Friday, except on major holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).  Bus service begins at 6:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.  For more information please call (603) 863-0003, (603)863-2772 or Toll Free (877)418-0118

Bus Stops

There are three major corridors we travel. Our Newport Route, our Claremont Route and our Charlestown Route.  Please plan your rides accordingly to coincide with the listed stops and times.  Additional stops may be pre-arranged by calling the CATS dispatcher (863-0003).  During inclement weather, road construction, and heavy traffic please expect delays.

On the Claremont Route we now offer pick-up and drop-off at the Claremont Train Depot.  Our bus picks up at the Claremont Opera House Square at 11:20AM and then goes to the train depot for 11:35AM and awaits the arrival of the train until 12:00 Noon for anyone that may want to go back into the Claremont area.

Fares

A one-way Newport-Claremont ride is $2.50.  A one-way “in-town” ride is $1.50. A eight-ride ticket costs $10.00.  A monthly pass with unlimited rides between Newport/Claremont/Charlestown costs $35.00.  A monthly pass for unlimit rides within the Claremont, Newport or Charlestown(one town only) costs $25.00.  Dial-a-Ride remains at $2.00 per pick-up, in Claremont only.

Transfers

Please tell the driver as you are boarding if you will need to transfer to another bus.

Other Services CATS Provides

We offer a variety of transportation services, including the routes outlined above, demand response (dial-a-ride) services for seniors and individuals with disabilities who cannot access other services; commuter service for the working public; and general transportation services for the general public.

Major funding for this service is provided by:

  • NH Department of Transportation
  • Sullivan County Commissioners
  • NH Charitable Foundation