CAT postpones service changes until February

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(L-R): Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Director or Governmental Affairs Jared Downs, Georgia Restaurant Association Board member Cathy Colasanto, CAT Board member Clinton Edminster, County Commissioner/CAT Board member Helen Stone, CAT CEO Bacarra Mauldin, CAT Board President Deidrick Cody, and Tourism Leadership Council President and CEO Michael Owens participated in Friday’s press conference.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Chatham Area Transit is postponing planned schedule changes, including suspending operations on Sundays, for at least 90 days.

CAT officials said Friday that the decision was made after gathering community feedback, including responses to a recent survey conducted by the Tourism Leadership Council to determine the plan’s impact on local employers and their staff.

The postponement would help lessen the burden on essential workers of Savannah’s tourism and service industry, CAT officials said.

CAT initially planned to suspend services for fixed-route buses on Sunday, along with the shuttle to the airport, due to low ridership during the COVID-19 crisis. Other changes, including reduced bus frequency at some stops, have been postponed as well.

CAT will continue to operate under the current modified schedule until at least February as officials work on a different plan.

Passengers are still limited to 15 to 20 people per bus, or half the normal capacity, to allow for social distancing. Anyone riding on a bus is strongly encouraged to wear masks.

CAT’s customer service hours remain the same. Call 912-233-5767 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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