After years of ineffective and uncoordinated transit service in Cape Girardeau County, the Cape Girardeau County Commission, on June 15, 2000, unanimously agreed to pass Resolution 00-06, effectively authorizing the formation of the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CGCTA). The County Commission, which acted pursuant to Missouri Revised Statue 238.400, which states, "Any county of the first class may, by ordinance or order of the county governing body, establish a county transit authority."
The primary reason the County Commission initiated a transit system was to increase county residents' access to health care, social services, and general life needs. The Transit Authority was also established to assist in coordinating and expanding the existing transportation services and to assist with pursuing additional State and Federal funds. Prior to the formation of the Transit Authority, countywide transit had long been a problem issue for the residents of Cape Girardeau County.
The CGCTA is governed by a board of directors, known as the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority Board. The County Commission appoints five county residents to be on the board. For approximately two years, the CGCTA was merely a board in function alone, with no employees or vehicles.
In 2000, the decision was made to merge the CGCTA with the Cape County Transit Inc, thus effectively creating the beginning of a full-fledged countywide transit system. The Cape County Transit Inc
had been providing quality transit services to the citizens of Cape Girardeau County for over ten years prior to the merger.
The CGCTA gained tangible items such as vehicles and equipment from the Cape County Transit Inc. Additionally, it gained the credibility and the respected service of its employees.
In 2006, the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority purchased Kelley Transportation Inc. The move effectively enabled the transit authority to create a seamlessly coordinated countywide transit system.
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority was established to provide safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective transit services to all residents and visitors of Cape Girardeau County, MO.
Our services are designed to assist the general public in meeting their physical, social and psychological needs and to promote their health, security, happiness and usefulness in longer living.
Funding for the CGCTA
The CGCTA has various funding streams. However, our primary contributors are:
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT)
Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission
The City of Cape Girardeau
The City of Jackson
The Cape Girardeau County Senior Citizen Service Fund
We Provide Various Types of Services
Our fleet includes demand-response vehicles, often referred to as taxi services. These are transit services in which individual passengers can request transportation from one specific location to another specific location at a certain time.
Vehicles providing demand response service don’t follow a fixed route, but rather travel throughout the community transporting passengers according to their specific requests. Our demand response services are available 24 hours a day, 6 ½ days a week, including holidays.
The CGCTA has implemented two bus routes within the City of Cape. They operate throughout the day and have been designed for transportation
to specific locations such as hospitals, grocery stores and shopping areas. The buses are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
ADA Complimentary Paratransit is available to individuals who cannot use the fixed route service due to a disability. For additional information, please see the Paratransit Transportation section under the Public Notices tab.
Thomas J. Mogelnicki Executive Director
Steve G. Colbert Operations / Human Resources
Kelley L. Watson Accounting Manager
Heather N. Grojean Administrative Assistant
Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority is dedicated to providing quality transit services in Cape Girardeau County and Southeast MO.
We’re a local government agency that was formed to take care of your transportation needs.