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Serving the Students of Chatham County

Savannah’s growing student population relies on CAT to get to their classes, to and from work, and to other exciting spots throughout Savannah. Many students also utilize our Bike & Ride program and are showing established Savannah residents that you don’t need a car to move efficiently and inexpensively around the city. And for those interested in our downtown bike sharing service, we offer annual CAT Bike memberships at 50% off with a valid student email address.

Read below for more details on how CAT serves and supports Chatham County’s youth.


Get Ready for Summer 2014!Summer_Youth_Pass_Large

This summer, we have an exciting new option for children and young adults age 17 and under: the Summer Youth Pass! Click on the link or the image to learn more.

For our parents and younger students, CAT provides fixed route service near numerous public and private schools throughout the county. Simply type your school’s address into the Google Trip Planner tool in the banner above (click the green “Plan Your Trip” button) to get your individual route information.

Savannah public school system logoSavannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) families can click on the SCCPSS logo for a list of each school and the routes that serve them.

Buy your CAT passes at four (4) convenient locations through our Live Oak Public Libraries partner: the main Bull Street branch, Carnegie Branch on Henry Street, the Oglethorpe Mall branch, and the Port City branch in Garden City. Visit our Sales Locations page for street addresses and additional Live Oak Public Libraries logoplaces to get your CAT passes.

Plans for additional student initiatives are also in the works, so check back here or email us about what you’d like to see.


University Service

CAT card with graduation capFor colleges and universities, CAT offers the U-Pass Program. Universal Pass, or U-Pass, allows all students of a participating institution to ride CAT buses anywhere at any time. Interested in learning more? Contact our Marketing & Business Development Manager via email, or call (912) 629-3916.

Fixed routes already serving college campuses include:

For additional route information, please visit our Maps & Schedules section.

Savannah State Univ logoCurrently enrolled in our U-Pass program, Savannah State University students enjoy convenient CAT shuttles and free rides on our other services. Click here to open a pdf describing SSU service for 2014 or hover over “As a Student” in the menu to the left for links to the various shuttles, including the Prowler, a shuttle that runs on Friday and Saturday nights, safely transporting students from campus to popular night spots in Downtown Savannah and back again for free.Savannah State campus bus stops map

View the on-campus stops and services on this map (click to enlarge):


College Calendars

To help you figure out when school is in session or when special events may be going on, we have linked to some of the area’s college/university calendars.

Please Note: This information is in no way edited or controlled by CAT; it is offered here merely as a courtesy to you.

Savannah State University (SSU) calendar

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) calendar

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) calendar

Savannah Technical College orientation

University of Phoenix – Savannah Campus

Virginia College in Savannah

How to
Bike & Ride

Ride Guide for CAT, including info for fares and bike ridersWant to Catch a CAT with your bicycle? Click the link to see how easily it’s done. (Presentation may take a moment to load.)

Catch a CAT with your Bike

CAT Prowler

prowler_eyes_green_smallThe CAT Prowler is a late-night shuttle running Friday and Saturday nights. Catch the 75 Eastside Prowler for service between the Island Towne Centre, SSU, and Downtown Savannah. It’s the safe ride to a great weekend!