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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. That’s why we offer a Youth Half-Fare on one-way trips, Day Passes and Monthly Passes; ID is required, so apply today! 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.
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.
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 places to get your CAT passes.
Keep the savings going all summer with our Summer Youth Pass! Click on the link or the image to learn more about this option for children and young adults age 17 and under.
Plans for additional student initiatives are also in the works, so check back here or email us about what you’d like to see.
For 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 department via email, or call (912) 629-3916.
Fixed routes already serving college campuses include:
- The 12 Henry to Savannah State University.
- The 6 Cross Town and 14 Abercorn Local serve Armstrong State University.
- The 4 Barnard serves Savannah Technical College.
- The 114X Gateway Express serves Strayer University.
- Service to South University is provided via the 27 & 28 Waters routes and the 31 Skidaway/Sandfly.
- Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is set up on campuses throughout Savannah and is served by the 14 Abercorn Local as well as many other routes.
For additional route information, please visit our Maps & Schedules section.
Currently 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 2015 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.
Fall 2015 transportation begins August 3, 2015.
View the on-campus stops and services on this map (click to enlarge):
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.