Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority

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The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is the mass transit provider for Chattanooga, Tennessee and area.

History

In 1973, the City of Chattanooga purchased the assets of the former Southern Coach Lines, and formed the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority. [1]

Routes

Schedules & system map

# Name Destinations
1 Alton Park Chattanooga Choo-Choo, The Villages at Alton Park, Piney Woods, Wheeler Homes, Alton Park Health Center, Alton Park Recreation Center, Howard School of Academics & Technology, Rite Aid, Food City
2 North Chattanooga North Market Street, North Shore Market, Coolidge Park, Renaissance Park, Spears Avenue, CADAS, Cherokee Boulevard, Johnson Mental Health Center, North Chattanooga Rec. Center, Manufacturers Rd., Publix
3 Enterprise South Monday-Saturday only - Hamilton County Department of Education, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Volkswagen America
3E/ER Enterprise South/Eastgate & East Ridge Monday-Friday only - Eastgate Town Center, Camp Jordan, Hamilton County Department of Education, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Volkswagen America, Brainerd Wal-Mart
3N Enterprise South/Northgate Monday-Friday only - Northgate Mall, Stockdale's, Hamilton County Department of Education, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Volkswagen America
4 Eastgate/Hamilton Place UT-Chattanooga & UTC Place, State of Tennessee Human Services, Brainerd Road, Eastgate Town Center, Wal-Mart, Lee Highway, Hamilton Place Mall, Parkridge Hospital, Warner Park, Memorial Auditorium
5 North Brainerd (Dial-a-ride) Monday-Friday only - Eastgate Town Center, Brainerd High School, North Brainerd Community, Eastwood Manor, Dalewood Middle School, Woodmore School, Foxwood Plaza, Wilson Air Center, Brainerd Wal-Mart
6 East Brainerd (Dial-a-ride) Monday-Saturday only - Hamilton Place Mall, East Brainerd Road, Gunbarrel Road, Gunbarrel Pointe, Memorial Atrium, Erlanger East, McCutcheon Road, Chattanooga State East Campus, Health Center at Standifer Place, Rainbow Creek Apartments, Social Security Administration. U.S. Xpress
7 Housing Authority Monday-Friday only - UT-Chattanooga, Erlanger, Fortwood Center, CARTA, Engel Stadium, Warner Park, Alexian Brothers, Chattanooga Housing Authority
8 Eastdale (Note: Dial-a-ride route on Saturdays) Monday-Saturday only - Battery Heights, Tunnel Boulevard, Signal Centers, Greenwood Road, Foxwood Plaza, Greenwood Terrace, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
9 East Lake Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Main Street, Dodds Avenue, Goodwill Industries, East Side Community Center, East Lake Courts, East Lake Academy
10A East Chattanooga/Avondale UT-Chattanooga, Avondale, Dodson Avenue Health Center, Erlanger Medical Center, Hamilton County Health Department, Hardy Elementary School, Warner Park
10C East Chattanooga/Campbell St. Monday-Friday only - UT-Chattanooga, Glenwood, Erlanger Medical Center, Hamilton County Health Department, Memorial Hospital, NHC Nursing Home, Campbell St., Highway 58, Warner Park
10G East Chattanooga/Glenwood UT-Chattanooga, Glenwood, Erlanger Medical Center, Hamilton County Health Department, Memorial Hospital, NHC Nursing Home, Parkridge Medical Center, Warner Park
13 Rossville Monday-Friday only - East Lake Courts, 23rd Street, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Senior Neighbors, Whiteside’s Faith Manor
14 "Mocs Express" Free shuttle for UT-Chattanooga, operates during fall and spring terms
15 St. Elmo Monday-Friday only - St. Elmo Ave., Broad Street, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Pilgrim's Pride
16 Northgate Northgate Mall, Hixson Pike, Riverview, Highland Plaza, Lowe's, Home Depot, Stockdale’s, John Calvin Apts.
19 Cromwell Road Monday-Friday only - Chattanooga Metro Airport, UT-Chattanooga, Erlanger Medical Center, Eastwood Manor, Cromwell Hills, Waterford Place, Main Postal Facility, CARTA, Jersey Pike, Shepherd Road, Shallowford Road, Airport Road, Greyhound Bus Station, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
21 Golden Gateway Boynton Terrace, College Hill Courts, Chattanooga Convention Center, Jaycee Towers Apartments, Overlook Apartments, Finley Stadium
28 Amnicola Highway Monday-Friday only - Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee Riverpark, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Police Department Service Center

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 1617 Wilcox Bvld., Chattanooga, TN 37406
  • Fax: 423-698-2749
  • Phone: 423-629-1473
    • Dial-A-Ride: 423-629-1487
    • Office: 423-629-1411

Roster

[2]

Active

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-110 1998 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C20A096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
111 2001 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
112-130 2002 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
131-134 2003 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
135-144 2006 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C29A096N4)
Cummins ISL
LF145-LF146 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
LF147-LF150 2014 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
206, 209 Ford E450
  • The total amount of units is unknown.
  • Used for Dial-A-Ride.
LFH501-LFH502 2009 Gillig BRT 35' HEV
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB
LFH503-LFH506 2014 Gillig BRT 35' HEV
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7

Retired

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
64 Ford Cutaway
703-705, 709-711,
713-714, 716-717,
719
1997 AVS AVS-22
  • The total amount of units is unknown.
  • Electric buses
901-945 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1001-1010 1986 Flxible Metro 'A'
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
1011-1018 1987 Flxible Metro 'B'
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
1019-1025 1988 Flxible Metro 'B'
(35096-?)
1026-1030 1989 Flxible Metro 'B'
(35096-6C)
Cummins L10

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