CATA's increased services will make traditional Saint Patrick's Day bar hopping safer for Lansing residents.

“We’re gearing up to provide a fun, smart and safe travel option for those who are celebrating on Saturday,” said Laurie Robinson, director of marketing for CATA.

The Entertainment Express trolley service will run two hours early on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and will travel its regular route between downtown Lansing to downtown East Lansing until 2:30 a.m. Each trolley will travel to and from Washington Square and M.A.C and Albert, stopping at 23 designated Entertainment Express spots along the route. 

“Extending CATA’s Entertainment Express service hours on St. Patrick’s Day is designed to get as many people off the streets as possible to ensure safe travels for everyone within the communities we serve.” 

In addition to the extension of Entertainment Express service on Saturday, CATA’s Routes 1 and 26 will also extend their hours of operation, until 1:25 a.m. and 3 a.m. respectively.