About Us

North Central Area Transit


North Central Area Transit (NCAT) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides public transportation throughout Crawford, Huron, and Seneca counties.  Our mission is to serve the public by providing a safe, reliable, affordable, accessible and efficient transportation system.  


NCAT provides planned transportation, offering curb-to-curb service with driver assistance, if necessary.  Passengers using wheelchairs or scooters will be secured with a four-point tie-down and use the seatbelts provided for the securement system.  Our drivers are professionally trained and are pleased to assist riders on and off the bus using wheelchair lifts. For a reasonable modification request please call: Crawford: 419-617-7191, Huron: 419-663-2323, or Seneca: 419-448-7344.


Passengers with disabilities are permitted to have service animals accompany them and must notify the office if there is a service animal.  Passengers are required to notify the office if they will be using an oxygen tank during their trip.


Rural Transit Program grantees/contract service providers must adhere to the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 601.  This section states, "No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance.


Funding for NCAT 


Funding for NCAT is provided by:


Federal Transit Administration

Ohio Department of Transportation

Seneca County Commissioners

Tiffin-Seneca United Way

United Way of Fostoria

Allen Eiry Funds

Tiffin Eagles



If you would like to contribute to NCAT, so you can help NCAT to continue to provide needed services to the residents of Crawford, Huron, and Seneca counties contact the office to make your donation! 

419-448-7344 or 419-617-7191



NCAT Received Technology Grant

NCAT received $214,750 for technology upgrades as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation's Transit Tech Ohio project.


NCAT agrees to comply with all provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C 200d et seq, and with US DOT regulations, "Non-discrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation -

Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act," 49 CFR part 21.

Executive Director:  Mary Habig

Mary Habig started her Transit Career in 1992 as the Director of a very small county-operated transit system in South Eastern Ohio.  After 9 years, she ventured out of the small transit community and into the For-Profit Transit World for 10 years.

Habig stated, "Though I have enjoyed many aspects of the For-Profit Transit companies, I felt the need to go back to the non-profit transit system. Even though there are more struggles with non-profits, non-profits seem to care more about the service they provide."


In 2014, Habig returned to Ohio and assumed the position as the Director of Seneca County Agency Transportation. 

In 2017, Seneca County Agency Transportation, SCAT, expanded their service area to include Crawford County.  The agency’s name changed to:  Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation, SCAT.

In 2024, Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation, SCAT, expanded their service area to include Huron County. The agency's name changed to: North Central Area Transit, NCAT.

Habig is in her 32nd year of Transit Management and smiles when she looks back and remembers all the great people she’s met throughout the years.  “Seven States, Hundreds of Employees, Thousands of Tears, and Millions of Smiles because of Transit I’d do it all over again!"



Notifying the Public of Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act:


NCAT operates its services, without regard to disability, according to the American with Disabilities Act.  Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under ADA may file a complaint with the Executive Director, Mary E. Habig.


A complaintant may file a complaint directly with Ohio Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Attention:  ADA Coordinator, 190 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223.


A complaintant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: ADA Program Coordinator, East Building 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.


If more information is needed in another language, please contact the NCAT office at 419-448-7344.  SCAT is also accessible for those with hearing impairment (TTY) at 800-750-0750.