City of Savannah and Chatham Area Transit (CAT) announced this week that there will be extended hours for the free DOT shuttle, effective July 9.
The City says the goal of the extended night and weekend hours is to help residents, employees and visitors access the downtown area.
Effective July 9, DOT’s hours of operations will go from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the weekday to 7 a.m. to midnight. DOT will provide shuttle service on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and holiday hours including MLK, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
DOT will provide shuttle service on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and holiday hours including MLK, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
City of Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach said, “Downtown Savannah has so much to offer, great restaurants, lots of shopping options, our historic district monuments and museums, entertainment opportunities. It’s also where many of us come to work each day. We are excited that our partnership with CAT is going to help people get downtown and move around the City without putting a dent in their pocketbooks.”
CAT Board Chairman Howard French said, “Thanks to our partnership with the City of Savannah, we will extend the service hours for the DOT shuttle, which is a win-win for riders, who work downtown late into the evenings and for the city and business community. We see both residents and tourists using the shuttles and I want to thank the Mayor, his staff, and our elected officials for this great public transit partnership.”
To date, CAT reports that it is averaging about 23,000 rides per month on the FPY service and ridership is on pace to hit a quarter million trips since the inception of the new shuttle service in September 2017.
City of Savannah Parking and Mobility Director Sean Brandon said, “The best places to park in downtown Savannah are in our parking garages. Now that CAT has expanded the DOT shuttle hours, our downtown workers and visitors are going to have an easier time getting to and from all of our garages, saving them time and money.”
Information about the shuttle routes can be found at www.savannahga.gov/parking or www.catchacat.org.