Authorities, Boards & Commissions (ABCs)

Borough Code of Ordinances State College Borough ABC's
Approximately 150 volunteers serve the Borough on over 20 Authorities, Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These groups were created by Borough Council to assist the municipality in a variety of ways. Some groups are advisory, some are quasi-judicial, and some have operating status. These groups include:


If you would like to receive an informative brochure about or volunteer for membership on one of these boards, you may do so by calling (814) 234-7115 during normal business hours.

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Centre Region ABC's
In the Centre Region, The Borough also has representatives on the following authorities, boards, commissions and organizations:
  1. Centre Area Transportation Authority
  2. Centre County Airport Authority
  3. Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
  4. Centre Region Parks & Recreation / Centre Regional Recreation Authority
  5. Centre Network (C-NET)
  6. Centre Regional Planning Commission
  7. Schlow Memorial Library Board of Directors
  8. University Area Joint Authority

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA)


CATA's Board of Directors consists of five members, one of whom is appointed to a 5-year term by the State College Borough Council.

 CATA members oversee the operation of the Town Loop and Link bus services, Park-&-Ride shuttle service, and Centre Line, a fixed-route bus service for residents of the Borough, Centre Region and adjacent townships.

 The Authority is also responsible for determining transit policy, serve as liaison to the participating municipal governing bodies, prepare operating budgets, and approve routes, scheduling and fare changes.

CATA's administrative offices are located at 2081 West Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801. To contact their administrative offices directly, call (814) 238-0625.

 The CATA Board of Directors normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 4 p.m.

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