Chatham Area Transit

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Chatham Area Transit, or CAT, is the bus system serving the city of Savannah, Georgia.

History

  • Established on Janu­ary 9, 1987 after taking over Savannah Transit Authority.
  • On October 7, 2013, the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center was open to the public.[1]

Routes

Maps & schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Number Name Destinations Days of Operation
3 West Chatham Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, W. Bay & Albion Sts., Jimmy Deloach & Crossroads Pkwys., Highlands & Benton Blvds. Monday-Sunday
3B Augusta Ave./Garden City/Hudson Hill Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Tuten Ave. & Rankin St., Carolan & W. Bay Sts., 3 St. & Minus Ave. Monday-Sunday
4 Barnard Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Hunter Army Airfield, Chatham Plaza, Walmart (E. Montgomery Cross Rd.) Monday-Saturday
6 Crosstown Hodgson Memorial Dr. & Mall Way, VA Clinic, Savannah Mall, King George Blvd., Super Walmart at Highway 17 Monday-Sunday
10 East Savannah Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Pennsylvania Ave. & E. Gwinnett St., Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Island Towne Centre, Wilmington Island Monday-Sunday
11 Candler Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Candler Hospital, Skidaway Rd. & Eisenhower Dr. Monday-Friday
12 Henry W. 51 St. & Hopkins St., E. 37 St. & Waters Ave., Savannah State University, Island Towne Centre Monday-Sunday
14 Abercorn Local Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Oglethorpe Mall, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Armstrong State University, Walmart (Fulton Rd.), Savannah Mall Monday-Sunday
17 Silk Hope Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Highland Woods, Super Walmart at Highway 17, Savannah Festival Outlet Monday-Sunday
20 Skidaway Island/Coffee Bluff Hodgson Memorial Dr. & Mall Way, Windsor Rd. & Largo Dr., Coffee Bluff Marina, The Village & The Landings, Walmart (E. Montgomery Cross Rd.) Monday-Friday
25 MLK Jr. Bvld./Westlake Apts. Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Montgomery & W. 52nd Sts., Savannah Probation Office, Chatham County Detention Center, Chatham County Juvenile Court, Westlake Apts. Monday-Sunday
27 Waters Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Candler Hospital, Oglethorpe Mall Monday-Sunday
28 Waters Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, CAT Central, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Hodgson Memorial Dr. & Mall Way, Walmart (E. Montgomery Cross Rd.) Monday-Saturday
29 West Gwinnett/Cloverdale Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, West Gwinnett St., Lynes Ave., Savannah Amtrak Station, Audubon & Cloverdale Dr. Monday-Sunday
31 Skidaway/Sandfly Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC, Skidaway Rd., Walmart (E. Montgomery Cross Rd.), Hodgson Memorial Dr. Monday-Sunday
100X Airport Express Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport via Airways Ave. Monday-Sunday
170X University Express Savannah State University, McAlpin Square, Oglethorpe Mall, Walmart (E. Montgomery Cross Rd.) Tuesday, Friday-Sunday
dot Express
Shuttle¹
Historic District Monday-Sunday
Senior
Circulator¹
Sisters Court, Williams Court, Rose of Sharon, Kroger, Sustainable Fellwood, Joe Murray Rivers Jr. ITC Monday-Friday
Savannah Belles Ferry¹ City Hall Landing, Trade Center Landing, Waving Girl Landing Monday-Sunday

¹ Fare-free to all customers.

Discontinued

Number Name Destinations Days of Operation
Liberty St. Parking Shuttle Service to the Liberty, State, Bryan, Whitaker, and Robinson Garages Monday-Saturday
75 Prowler Island Towne Centre, Savannah State University, Downtown Savannah Friday & Saturday nights
80 Tiger Shuttle for Savannah State University Monday-Friday

¹ Fare-free to all customers.

Fares

Facilities

Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center / Headquarters

  • Address: 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA 31401
  • Email: info@catchacat.org
  • Fax: 912-629-3960
  • Phone:
    • Customer Service: 912-233-5767
    • Paratransit: 912-354-6900

CAT Central

  • Address: 900 E. Gwinnett St., Savannah, GA 31401

Transit Fleet

[2]

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination
sign
Seating Notes
0601-0605 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102N2)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E American Seating 6468 All were rehabbed by Coach Crafters.
0606-0610 2006 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E American Seating 6468 All were rehabbed by Coach Crafters.
0901-0902 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
TwinVision Amber LED American Seating 6468
0903-0911 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
TwinVision Amber LED American Seating 6468
1101-1109 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
TwinVision Amber LED American Seating 6468
1110-1114 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
TwinVision Amber LED American Seating 6468
1201-1204 2012 Chevrolet/Goshen G4500/GC II GM 6.6L Duramax V8 TwinVision Amber LED
1402-1403 2014 Chevrolet/Goshen G4500/GC II GM 6.6L Duramax V8 TwinVision Amber LED
  • Replaced 0501-0503.
  • Specially branded for the Liberty St. Parking Shuttle.
1601-1602 2016 Gillig Trolley Replica 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R TwinVision Silver Smart Series American Seating 6468
  • Delivered in July 2016.
  • Assigned to the dot Express Shuttle.
1830-1845 2018 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 TBD
  • Ordered through the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County's Heavy Duty Transit Bus Consortium.[3][4]
1846-1847 2018 Gillig Trolley Replica 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins L9 Assigned to the dot Express Shuttle.
1848-1849 2018 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Assigned to the dot Express Shuttle.
3001-3031 2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E American Seating 6468
  • 3001-3004, 3006, 3008-3026, 3028-3031 are retired.
    • 3001 was totaled in an accident.
    • 3004's floor collapsed.
    • 3026 caught on fire.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(3 buses) TBD Gillig ?
(G__D102N4)
Cummins L9 TBD 40-foot all electric buses.
(3 buses) TBD Gillig ?
(G__B102N4)
Cummins L9 TBD 35-foot all electric buses.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
100-103 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
200-201 3/1992 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
300-304 1995 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
0406 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
  • Ex-Palm Tran, unknown fleet number; acquired in 2016.
  • Entered service in June 2016.
0501-0503 2005 Ford/Goshen E-450/? Retired in 2015.
700-712 1982 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 Formerly Savannah Transit Authority 700-712.
800-832 10/1987 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
833-834 10/1987 Gillig Phantom 35' Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
0801-0802 2007 Chevrolet/ElDorado National Express/Aerotech 2008 models.
900-904 1991 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2000-2001 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison 2000 is stored.
9600-9603 5/1996 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9604-9607 5/1996 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3 9607 remains on the property as a parts source, but still runs.

Paratransit Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
433-438 2014 Mobility Ventures MV-1 Ford 4.6L V8 Ford 4R75E
1110T-1123T 2011 Chevrolet/ElDorado National G3500/Aerotech GM 6.6L Duramax V8 1110T-1115T, 1118T, 1122T-1123T are retired.
1610-1614 2016 Chevrolet/Goshen G3500/GC II GM 6.0L Vortec V8
1801-1828 2018 GMC/Glaval G4500/Titan II GM 6.0L Vortec V8

Retired

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1001T-1006T 2010 Chevrolet/ElDorado National G3500/Aerotech GM 6.0L Vortec V8

External Links

References

  1. Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, Chatham Area Transit. Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  2. cptdb.ca/topic/18215-central-georgia-changes
  3. Board of Directors - Agenda - July 19, 2016 (pg. 19), Chatham Area Transit. Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  4. July 19, 2016 Board Meeting, Part 1 of 2 (video time: 2:31-19:22), Chatham Area Transit (CAT) / YouTube. Uploaded on July 19, 2016, retrieved on August 28, 2016.