Arizona Western College offers bus transportation through the Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) system to and from the main campus.
AWC and YCAT are working together towards our goal of connecting communities and eliminating barriers!
As of January 2012, ALL AWC Students who reside in the YCIPTA service area pay a $5.00 dollar transportation fee at registration. This gives AWC students unlimited access to YCAT services all semester. In order to use YCAT as a student, you must have an AWC identification card and a YCAT sticker that you renew each semester. You can pick up your YCAT sticker at the Business Office in the 3C Building or front desk counters of San Luis, Somerton, Down Town Center, Wellton, and MCAS. For more information on where to pick up your YCAT sticker you can call the AWC Cashier at (928)317-7666.
AWC Faculty and Staff that are not enrolled in class may purchase a YCAT sticker for only $5.00 dollars.
Visit www.ycipta.org for more information.
How to Ride
If you’re new to using public transportation, we understand it might seem scary at first. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of help to get you started.
You can use YCAT for shopping, entertainment, or work purposes and every semester that you enroll your YCAT benefits are limitless for 6 months! Fall semester is from July 1st to December 31st and Spring semester is from January 1st to June 30th. We encourage you to take advantage of YCAT for all your transportation needs.
You can board the bus on several routes that serve the Yuma County District Area.
The Yuma Campus is served by the following routes:
2 from Downtown Yuma and East Yuma (Monday through Saturday service)
3 from Fortuna Foothills (Monday through Friday service, Saturday service only from March to October)
8 from Wellton and Fortuna Foothills (Monday through Friday service).
9 from San Luis and Somerton (Monday through Thursday during AWC/NAU/UA school days only service)
(Monday through Friday during AWC/ NAU/UA school days only service)
Check out: www.ycipta.org/routes-and-services.html for route and service information.
South Yuma County residents of San Luis, Gadsden and Somerton may benefit from using the Silver route that provides transportation directly to the Yuma Campus. However, the Silver route is limited and only available when school is in session. To download a copy of the academic calendar visit: www.azwestern.edu/academic-calendar
Yellow route is also a great option for SYC students.
There are additional connecting routes that can be used to reach the college in addition to those mentioned above.
Need help figuring out your route? Call (928) 783-2235
For detailed step by step instructions on how to use the YCAT check out: www.ycipta.org/how-to-ride.html
You can also use Google maps – Trip Planner: www.ycipta.org/index-mobile.html
Using public transportation versus a privately owned vehicle can save you thousands of dollars a year. Individuals who ride instead of drive can save on gas, maintenance, parking, and other miscellaneous transporta- tion expenses.
For most people who take advantage of private transportation, walking or biking is a normal part of life. These activities ultimately lead to a healthier lifestyle. There are a multitude of benefits from walking even just 15 – 30 minutes per day. Using public transportation can be a tool in your arsenal towards reaching healthier goals.
When you don’t have to worry about driving you can free up a lot of time to study for your classes. You can also connect with friends and use social media or simply catch up on the latest music trends. Not having to focus on the road will save you valuable time towards other important tasks.
Not only is public transportation a great way to get from one place to another, but it also helps the environment. By choosing to ride the bus you reduce air pollution by saving fuel per passenger mile and lower your carbon footprint.
Questions or comments, reach out to YCAT at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 783-2235.
Want to express yourself further? Attend a YCIPTA Board meeting! The board meets on a monthly basis with the Transit Director and staff every 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 pm at the Yuma County Department of Development Services, Aldrich Hall Auditorium, 2351 W. 26th Street in Yuma.
Worried about delays? – Check out the YCIPTA Facebook page @TheYCAT.