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CAT focuses on establishing new routes, system re-design

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Chatham Area Transit's board of directors deciding to shift resources to focus on a system re-design.

CEO Curtis Koleber says that workshops started six months ago, focusing on the need to adjust because of a decline in ridership. He says it's something agencies from all over are having to do.  With Tuesday's decision, the planning process can now begin.

"Historically, our routes have been the same for decades," said Curtis Koleber, CAT CEO & Executive Director. "And so we're looking at trying to shift our routes where the population is and be more efficient."

When it comes to Port Wentworth, Koleber tells us residents and companies are asking for CAT service. 

The planning manager says this decision means better mobility. 

"Giving people options to complete their trips, whether it's the first mile or the last mile, and really getting people out of their cars and using alternative modes of transportation, whether it's bike share or our buses or the trolleys," said Grant Sparks, Planning Manager, CAT. 

Right now, it is not included in CAT's transit district, but they are open to discussions.

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