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Are you an employer looking for a tax break?

Are you an employee trying to find a greener way to commute?

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or try out the new CAT Interactive transit system map to see our entire fixed route network, plus helpful & popular destinations and the routes that serve them.  If you are trying to plan your trip, we also recommend you use our Google Transit Trip Planner tool at near the top of each page.

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Commuters

A variety of commuting options exist in Chatham County and surrounding areas. Choosing a commute alternative can have great benefits for you and your community.

Employers: Learn about the Pass Programs specifically designed for getting your employees to and from work or the federal Commuter Choice program. Then contact our Marketing & Business Development department or call (912) 629-3916 to discuss options for your customizable pass program.

Local and Express Bus Service

bus iconChatham Area Transit buses offers employees an affordable and convenient option for traveling to and from work. Use the CAT App, the Google Trip Planner tool in the image at the top of this page (click on “Plan Your Trip”), or access our Maps & Schedules to select the best route for your next commute.

Also, consider catching the dot; it’s free and runs through downtown Savannah every 10 minutes.

 

Biking

bike iconSome people can ride a bicycle all the way to work. If that’s not feasible for you, then consider combining your bicycle commute with transit. Bike racks are installed on every CAT bus to make getting around as easy as possible, and information on using the bike rack and other biking resources can be found on our Bike & Ride page.

Residents and visitors also have a bike rental option through CAT Bike – our bike sharing program. Visit our Bike & Ride page for details on that, too, or click on the logo to go directly to the CAT Bike website.CAT Bike logo

Biking Legislation: The Bicycle Commuter Act

The most recent piece of legislation–supported by the Bike Caucus–is Congressman Blumenauer’s Bicycle Commuter Act, which allows employers to offer a fringe benefit of $20 per month for employees for the purchase of a bicycle and any bicycle improvements, repairs, or storage costs.

How the Legislation Works:

  • For employees who regularly commute to work by bicycle, employers may offset the costs of bicycle purchase, improvement, repair, and storage at the rate of $20 per month. Based on how the employer chooses to offer the benefits, the employee may bring receipts to be reimbursed, may sign up for regular monthly payments, or devise some sort of voucher system with their employer.
  • Bike commuters are not allowed to receive transit or parking benefits in addition to the bike benefit.
  • The bike commuter benefit has been in place since January 1, 2009.

Walking

pedestrian iconInstead of dealing with traffic and parking, choose walking as your next commute option to work or school. Walking is an important part of every commute and provides a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around. Best of all, walking saves money on commuting costs.

 

Park and Ride Lots

park-and-ride iconPark and Ride lots are free parking facilities for commuters to use as a convenient meeting place for carpools, transit, and vanpools.

View a map of state Park and Ride lots for your next commute.

Vanpool

Vanpools are a flexible, comfortable, cost-effective way for groups of five to 15 commuters to share their ride to work. Vanpools work best for those who live at least 20 miles away from their workplace and have a consistent work schedule.

 

However you choose to commute, CAT can help!

 

Commuter Choice

women in business banner

Are you an employer looking for a tax break?

Are you an employee trying to find a greener way to commute?

Commuter Choice

System Map

Click image to enlargeSavannah-SystemMapPoster2018-cropped

or try out the new CAT Interactive transit system map to see our entire fixed route network, plus helpful & popular destinations and the routes that serve them.  If you are trying to plan your trip, we also recommend you use our Google Transit Trip Planner tool at near the top of each page.

FAQ

green question markFind the answers to our customers’ most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and let us know if you have any to add.

Frequently Asked Questions