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CAT gets people moving around Savannah. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools, and fun-seekers to entertainment, shopping areas, and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of Chatham County as well as to large numbers of tourists, taking them to and from the airport, their hotels, and countless attractions.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Chatham Area Transit’s continuing mission is to provide quality public transportation services in a professional and responsive manner.
Employees: CAT will maximize the talents of its diverse workforce by fostering an environment that targets the success of each employee.
Safety: CAT will provide a safe, secure, comfortable and clean environment.
Continuous Quality Improvement: CAT will improve the quality of its services through the development of innovative, efficient utilization of resources.
Customer Focus: CAT will optimize its resources to serve the dynamic transportation challenges of its customers.
Ethics: CAT will adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in the fulfillment of its responsibilities.
Advocacy: CAT will pursue recognition of its transportation services as an integral element of economic and community development.
As described by the Mission and Vision above, CAT’s values are of excellence, integrity, and sustainability in service to our community.
Reporting to a Board of Directors, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) manages the day-to-day aspects at CAT. CAT staff use industry “best practices” to handle the details of operations, safety issues, vehicle maintenance, customer care, route design and scheduling, human resources, administration, ridership growth, capital planning, and grant administration. The Board of Directors controls policy issues such as fare structure and service levels.
As one of those industry best practices, CAT follows Board-approved Transit Service Guidelines for making decisions about where, when, and how often we serve the various areas of our county.
See the charts below for current performance information, and use the navigation links on the left to learn more about CAT and how we keep you Always On The Move!
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As a measure of system performance, CAT tracks the number of riders who choose public transportation each day. Using the various charts shared below, you can view trends from the past 4 weeks, individual months, and even a longview chart showing ridership since the beginning of our current fiscal year (July 1).
For tracking purposes, each week begins on a Monday and ends on Sunday.
Additional ridership information and other statistics are available in our monthly Board reports. CAT Board meetings are open to the public, and video recordings are available on our YouTube channel. Subscribe today!