Savannah, Georgia is a tourist destination that has been growing 8% a year for the last six years. The city is also a thriving port city, the Port of Savannah was ranked the fourth largest container port in the United States for two consecutive months (January/February 2003). This article takes a close look at the Chatham Area Transit Bus System (CAT) that is the main public transit system in the city. The CAT fleet consists of 64 buses, 16 paratransit vehicles, and 2 river ferries; daily riderships is 12,000, with an annual ridership of 4 million passengers. CAT's bus fleet is 100% accessible to people with dissabilities, and the system is presently working to make its bus stops equally accessible. Currently CAT serves only the Savannah area, but plans call for regional expansion and cooperation among neighboring transit systems. A desire for a new ferry service between Savannah and Hilton Head was demonstrated in a feasibility study completed in May. A major goal of the city officials who are working closely with CAT in planning the city public transit is to minimize downtown congestion so that visitors can enjoy the charm and beauty of a city that is meant to be a pedestrian walking experience.

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    Cygnus Publishing, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Duffy, J
  • Publication Date: 2003-6


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  • Accession Number: 00961487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2003 12:00AM