You Can Pay The Driver With Cash
You Can Use Pre Purchased Tickets
You can Use The Hopthru App Where Available
A New Way To Pay Your Fare…
Hopthru is an easy, new way to pay for rides on CAT buses. You won’t need cash or exact change when you are ready to ride, just your smartphone or tablet. Hopthru is free and easy to set up. You’ll be able to buy CAT bus passes anytime, anywhere. Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Download: Text “Hopthru” to 43506 to receive a download link. Or you can search for Hopthru in the App Store or Google Play Store.
- Purchase: Tap “Buy Passes”, then choose Columbia Area Transit from the list of agencies. Next, select your ticket type (One Ride Ticket or 20 Ride Booklet). Your information will be safe and secure in the Hopthru app. You can buy as many passes as you want and use them at your leisure.
- Activate: When you are about to get on a CAT bus, just activate the pass, then show the screen to your driver. It’s that easy! Passes are valid for one hour after activation and can be opened without any internet connection.