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Transportation is a hot topic, and we’re not the only ones talking about it. Below is a constantly evolving collection of links to news items featuring or related to Chatham Area Transit. Click on any link to open a new window for that item, and feel free to send us your own transit article suggestions, too.

2017

Chatham Area Transit launches new mobile app to make tracking buses easier – December 1, 2017 – WMBF

CAT Launches Mobile App in Months-long Awareness Push – November 29, 2017 – Savannah CEO

Chatham Area Transit to overhaul paratransit service – November 27, 2017 – METRO Magazine

Chatham Area Transit plans improvements to paratransit program – November 23, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit adding new buses, technology – October 26, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

New fare-free shuttle routes to begin next week in downtown Savannah – September 21, 2017 – WSFA 12

New Fare-free Shuttle Routes to Launch September 25 – September 21, 2017 – Savannah CEO

Savannah begins return, recovery after Irma – September 13, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

CAT to provide free service to downtown evacuation center – September 8, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Savannah’s parking app leading to drop in $20 fines – September 8, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Savannah Implementing New Downtown Shuttle System – Savannah CEO

Chatham Area Transit Labor Day Holiday Schedule – August 31, 2017 – Savannah CEO

Savannah implementing new downtown shuttle system – August 29, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

CAT Test Drives Zero-emission Bus as it Looks Toward Chatham’s Future – August 2, 2017 – Savannah CEO

Chatham Area Transit tests electric bus – July 31, 2017 – WTVM 9

New electric bus to shadow Chatham Area Transit – July 21, 2017 – Fox 28

Chatham Area Transit meeting focuses on moving forward – July 7, 2017 – WTVM 9

CAT prepares for route redesign with eye toward countywide growth – July 4, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Savannah’s parking app in place ahead of rate hikes – June 30, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

CAT encourages residents to ‘Dump the Pump’ on June 15 with special fare – June 13, 2017 – WSAV

CAT’s Curtis Koebler appointed to state transit study commission – May 26, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Ralston names members of House transit commission, including three North Georgians – May 26, 2017 – AccessWDUN

Panel named to study Georgia transit – May 25, 2017 – Atlanta Journal Constitution

CAT to operate on holiday schedule for Memorial Day – May 19, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Former Chatham County Commisioner Jow Murray Rivers, Jr. dies at 78 – April 7, 2017 – WSAV

‘A man of the people'; Local activist, public servant Joe Murray Rivers dies – April 6, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

St. Patrick’s Day Shuttles Are Meeting Demand – March 17, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Roads expected to close for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival; shuttles being offered – March 16, 2017 – WMBF

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and how to get there and back – March 15, 2017 – Connect Savannah

Transportation options available for Savannah St. Patrick’s festivities – March 14, 2017 – WSAV

First responders want public to have fun, stay alert at Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festivities – March 13, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit board elects new chairman – February 21, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Fare-free buses debut in Savannah – February 20, 2017 – Fox 28

New free downtown Savannah trolleys debut today – February 17, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Georgia legislators propose more flexibility for road, transit work funding – February 6, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit discontinues late-night Prowler service to save money – January 24, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

Chatham Commission works to improve transparency in new term – January 13, 2017 – Savannah Morning News

CAT marks 30th anniversary at downtown transit center – January 9, 2017 – Business in Savannah

City of Savannah Meets to Discuss Major Projects – January 4, 2017 – WSAV

2016

Chatham Area Transit votes to add electric buses – November 15, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit board considering an electric move – October 26, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT Executive Search consultant extends deadline for applications – September 23, 2016 ~ Savannah Business Journal

USDOT Announces $211M in Grants for New Buses, Facilities to Improve Bus Service – September 8, 2016 ~ Mass Transit Magazine

Deal announces $75 million in state transit awards – June 22, 2016 ~ Office of the Governor

Petition urges protection of Savannah’s buried past – June 18, 2016 ~Savannah Morning News

Bike retains title in Savannah’s Dump The Pump Challenge – June 17, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

Bike Wins Dump The Pump Challenge – June 16, 2016 ~ City of Savannah

Savannah International Trade Center ends budget year better than expected – June 15, 2016 ~ Business in Savannah

Bike vs. Car vs. Bus at Tomorrow’s Dump The Pump Challenge – June 15, 2016 ~ City of Savannah

OWENS: Transportation plan not luxury but necessity – June 3, 2016 ~ Business in Savannah

Kenneth Zapp: Other points to consider about the proposed city arena – June 1, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit starts conversation about regional transportation – May 26, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit redraws route to system’s future – April 18, 2016 ~ Savannah Morning News

Athens Transit now on Google Maps – March 23, 2016 ~ The Red & Black

BiS Profile: Patti Lyons, president of Senior Citizens, Inc. – March 14, 2016 ~ Business in Savannah

Best places to view the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah – March 6, 2016 ~ Examiner

St. Patrick’s Day in the Lowcountry – March 2016 ~ Celebrate Hilton Head

10 Best Affordable Spring Break Destinations on the Cheap – January 25, 2016 ~ Money Crashers

Sustainable Fellwood residents moved to hotel from temporary shelter at high school – January 22, 2016 ~ WTOC

Free Things to Do in Savannah – January 21, 2016 ~ Visit Savannah

2015

What’s New in Savannah – December 29, 2015 ~ Visit Savannah

Chatham Co. state delegation meeting held at Savannah Technical College – November 30, 2015 ~ WTOC

Another Transportation Win for Georgia – November 12, 2015 ~ Savannah CEO

Changes to CAT fares, routes begin today – October 26, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Unusual commute is part of an increasingly common trend – October 21, 2015 ~ Connect Savannah

Using CAT as a ‘vehicle for opportunity’ – September 16, 2015 ~ SMN Kelly Quimby’s Blog

CAT reports positive end to fiscal year – July 14, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Step Up program offers employer-based low-interest loan program – July 7, 2015 ~ IPIP Blog

OWENS: Moving guests around the city of Savannah – June 27, 2015 ~ BiS

Chatham County passes budget, sets millage rates for FY2015-2016 – June 26, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Fourth of July events in Savannah and the Lowcountry – June 22, 2015 ~ Do Savannah

Dump The Pump Challenge – June 17, 2015 ~ The Savannah Tribune

Construction starts on ferry shelter landing – June 17, 2015 ~ City of Savannah

Ron Littlepage: The city must make better use of water taxis (Op-Ed) – June 4, 2015 ~ The Florida Times-Union

Credit Union Hero – May 28, 2015 ~ Step Up Savannah

CAT proposal could bring $14 million in state funds – March 24, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Lawmakers look to bring traffic relief to Pooler Parkway – March 3, 2015 ~ WJCL

Kay Exley Gunkel: Savannah street pedaling: Things I’ve learned after giving up my car for a bike – February 28, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Transit officials following new route to future – February 21, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT Brings Businesses on Board (with video – segment starts at the 2:50 mark) – February 4, 2015 ~ WSAV

Community Champion: Malvise Roberson (with video) – February 2, 2015 ~ WJCL

The state of Savannah’s shareconomy – January 31, 2015 ~ BiS

Proposed CAT Expansion Meets Resistance – January 29, 2015 ~ GPB News

City of Savannah adopts Complete Streets Ordinance – January 28, 2015 ~ Savannah Bicycle Campaign

CAT Looking to Expand further into Chatham County (with video) – January 27, 2015 ~ WSAV

Wendel Gets Platinum ACEC Award for CAT Station Project – January 26, 2015 ~ Mass Transit

New CAT Advisory Board Committee Seeking Community Input – January 26, 2015 ~ Carriage TradePR

Tom Barton: ‘Amen,’ ‘Mazel tov’ to city of faiths – January 25, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

7 Date Night (or Day) Ideas in Savannah! – January 24, 2015 ~ Savannah Secrets

State lawmakers must listen to the blind – January 24, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News
Letter to the Editor featuring our Chairman Pete Liakakis and his receipt of the National Federation of the Blind’s Presidential Award in December 2014

New CAT marketing strategy showing results – January 21, 2015 ~ Savannah Morning News

Savannah Pedicab: Getting Around Savannah – January 16, 2015 ~ ePedicab.net

First Annual Savannah Georgia Globe Design Awards – January 1, 2015 ~ Georgia Globe Design News

2014


Chatham commission, CAT to restructure transportation service debt
– December 8, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Thinking outside the metal boxes – November 26, 2014 ~ Connect Savannah

Chatham Area Transit seeks aid from Congress to keep bus fleet running – November 18, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Adopt-A-Disability Day helps to spread awareness – October 23, 2014 ~ WTOC

CORE MPO selects three programs to receive federal funding – June 25, 2014 ~ WTOC

Bike commuting really works! – June 24, 2014 ~ Connect Savannah

CAT excited about expanding services – June 19, 2014 ~ WTOC

Bicyclist wins Dump The Pump Challenge – June 19, 2014 ~ City of Savannah

No car? Evacuate by bus – June 1, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Treating Bus Operators as Customers – April 2014 ~ Busline Magazine

Bike Stations Built to Help Tourists, Residents Better Navigate Savannah – April 24, 2014 ~ WSAV

Savannah Mobility & Parking Services named best in state – April 18, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Jackson gives legislative update to Savannah Downtown Business Association – April 9, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

3 Ways Public Transportation Makes Life Better for Pretty Much Everyone – March 27, 2014 ~ The Nation.

CAT moves forward with second Hutchinson Island ferry stop – March 22, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

City officials take Savannah issues to Atlanta – March 6, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham voters could decide CAT expansion – February 26, 2014 ~ Savannah Morning News

Savannah Transit Officials Push For City Streetcar Line – January 24, 2014 ~ GPB

Savannah Starts a Bike Program – January 23, 2014 ~ The New York Times

Savannah’s Streetcar Project on Hold – January 20, 2014 ~ WSAV

2013


CAT director: Streetcars an ‘essential investment’
– November 25, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit discusses streetcars (with video) – November 19, 2013 ~ WTOC

CAT’s Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal transit Center Opens – October 9, 2013 ~ Savannah Tribune

CAT celebrates transit center and future – October 2, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Intermodal Transit Center to open Monday – October 1, 2013 ~ WJCL

New Airport Shuttle Offers Savings to Passengers – September 24, 2013 ~ WJCL

Chatham Area Transit observes “Try Transit Week” – September 23, 2013 ~ Marcus Howard blog, SMN

Chatham Area Transit service changes effective October 7th – September 22, 2013 ~ GA Daily News

CAT board discusses special tax district – August 21, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Bicycle Sharing Coming to Savannah – July 26, 2013 ~WSAV

Bike share program coming to Savannah – July 19, 2013 ~ Marcus Howard blog, SMN

More transportation options can cut congestion, costs, report says – July 18, 2013 ~ METRO

CAT board approves five-year transportation plan – July 16, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

School taxes: Another stumble – June 28, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Streetcar expansion: making tracks – June 23, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

No car? Evacuate by bus – May 26, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Transit ends public-private partnership – April 1, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Study: Proximity to Public Transit Boosts Home Values – March 22, 2013 ~ US News

Savannah City Council upholds ban on double-decker buses – March 20, 2013 ~ Savannah Morning News

Transportation: More Than Just a Ride – January 15, 2013 ~ United Way of the Coastal Empire

2012


Chatham County challenges await as top administrators, commissioners depart
– December 23, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Veolia, Nevada’s RTC celebrate 20 years – December 18, 2012 ~ METRO Magazine

Savannah City Council considers double decker buses – December 14, 2012 ~ WJCL/WTGS

Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon traffic to head downtown – October 2, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit and May Howard Elementary School to Celebrate International Walk to School Day Oct. 3 – October 1, 2012 ~ Coastal Family

CAT board briefed on coming route changes – September 19, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Neighbors say CAT bus driver saved home from fire – September 17, 2012 ~ WTOC

Chatham Area Transit plans major overhaul [for 2013] – September 6, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT talks finances after TSPLOST defeat – August 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Proposed Service Changes for Chatham Area Transit – August 21, 2012 ~ WSAV

CAT route changes ahead – August 20, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Please Meet: Head of Savannah low-vision center embraces new technologies – August 13, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

The Future of T-SPLOST – August 8, 2012 ~ GeorgiaGov Blog

Will TSPLOST Realign The State? – August 1, 2012 ~ Georgia Public Broadcasting News

Chatham County voters reject TSPLOST transportation sales tax – August 1, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Savannah makes final pitch for T-SPLOST – July 26, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Vote “Yes” for TSPLOST: It Is Good for Savannah – July 25, 2012 ~ Savannah Tribune

Local state lawmakers split on transportation sales tax proposal – July 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Debate continues on T-SPLOST (with video) – July 21, 2012 ~ The Coastal Source

Indra to install vehicle tracking management system in Savannah transit buses in US – July 20, 2012 ~ Automotive Business Review

White House announces expedited East Coast port expansions – July 19, 2012 ~ The Hill

Construction industry voices support for transportation sales tax – July 19, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CORE MPO develops website to educate Chatham County residents on transportation referendum – July 18, 2012 ~ The MPC

Chatham Area Transit Authority Selects Indra USA for Intelligent Transit System Solution – July 17, 2012 ~ Reuters

For Transit Relief, Congested Atlanta Ponders a Penny Tax – July 15, 2012 ~ New York Times

New CAT board appoints Pete Liakakis chairman – July 13, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Tollison: Paying for needed roads at a premium discount – July 13, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

United Way project raises $23,000 – July 11, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Project DeRenne Among Those That Would Receive Funds from Transportation Sales Tax (Video) – July 9, 2012 ~ WSAV

Adam Van Brimmer: Transportation tax has pros, cons – July 9, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

What Savannah residents have to gain in T-SPLOST vote – July 8, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

All About T-SPLOST – July 1, 2012 ~ City of Savannah

TSPLOST vote: Fact vs. fiction (Editorial) – June 24, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Outgoing Chatham chairman Pete Liakakis appointed to transit board – June 23, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Bicycle upholds Savannah transit dominance (Dump the Pump Challenge) – June 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Black officials group neutral on transportation penny sales tax votes – June 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

DOT study: Rapid trains feasible with Savannah, Jacksonville connection – June 20, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Veolia Transportation donates bus to Cabarrus Humane Society (w/video of puppies) – June 20, 2012 ~ News 14 Carolina

SEDA appoints new advisory board – June 19, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT Trip Planner Has Arrived – June 15, 2012 ~ Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE) June newsletter

From the editor: Should Armstrong ‘catch a CAT?’ – June 15, 2012 ~ The Inkwell

Savannah Hopes Residents Approve Penny Sales Tax – June 14, 2012 ~ WSAV

Minneapolitan Holiday: lessons for Savannah – June 12, 2012 ~ Connect Savannah

From Augusta to the world: Local companies are major exporters through Port of Savannah – June 9, 2012 ~ The Augusta Chronicle

July 31 transportation tax votes: What’s in store outside metro Atlanta – June 9, 2012 ~ Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Big route changes set for Nov. 3 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon – June 6, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Widespread confusion over economic rationale for Savannah harbor deepening – June 6, 2012 ~ Peach Pundit

Bunny in the City: Savannah stars come out for UGA’s Vince Dooley – June 3, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Welcome to the East Savannah Gateway – May 31, 2012 ~ Housing Authority of Savannah

United Way Give-a-Way Kick-Off Luncheon Held – May 30, 2012 ~ The Savannah Tribune

No car is no excuse to stay – May 27, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Panel Promotes Transportation Tax at Sandy Springs Luncheon – May 23, 2012 ~ Dunwoody Patch

Foundation Releases Issue Analysis on Ga. Transportation Tax Referendum – May 23, 2012 ~ Gwinnett Gazette

Chatham Transit Seeking Latino Drivers – May 21, 2012 ~ Hispanic Business

Hitch Village to be Transformed by East Savannah Gateway Project – May 16, 2012 ~ The Savannah Tribune

Gov. Deal says transportation sales tax needed to sustain Georgia progress – May 15, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CEO says CAT in transportation ‘turf war’ – May 15, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Your morning jolt: Nathan Deal steps up on transportation sales tax – May 15, 2012 ~ Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Preparing For A Hurricane Evacuation – May 15, 2012 ~ WSAV

July Referendum for Georgia One Cent Transportation Sales Tax (video) – May 14, 2012 ~ WSAV

All Georgians benefit – May 7, 2012 ~ Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Archaeological consultant helps Chatham Transit sift ruins – May 7, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

West Broad YMCA receives new bus – May 4, 2012 ~ WTOC

West Broad Street YMCA receives new bus (w/pic) – May 4, 2012 ~ The Coastal Source

Whole Foods coming to former Backus property – May 3, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Veolia Giving W. Broad “Y” Van to Replace One on ‘Last Legs’ – May 1, 2012 ~ Savannah Daily News

West Broad Street YMCA to get donated bus from Veolia Transportation – April 30, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

More CAT shelters, benches on the way – April 25, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Polly’s People: Bus rider looks at Savannah differently after giving up car for Lent – April 21, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

New groups, new efforts focus on Waters Avenue corridor – April 19, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

New Bill Reduces Chatham Area Transit Board Members – April 18, 2012 ~ The Savannah Tribune

Letters to the Editor Tuesday – April 17, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Governor signs bill shrinking CAT board – April 13, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Armstrong explores transit options – April 3, 2012 ~ The Inkwell

Georgia’s transportation system ‘running out of gas’ – April 1, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Ga. Senate OKs Chatham election maps, shrinking CAT board – March 29, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham delegation OKs district maps – March 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Bill would shrink CAT board – March 22, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham County legislators agree on bill to shrink the number of members of the CAT board – March 21, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT driver retires after 42 years – March 13, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Chatham Area Transit to Hold Board Budget Retreat – March 12, 2012 ~ Savannah Business Journal

Savannah’s CAT Breaks Ground Downtown – March 9, 2012 ~ Passenger Transport

Barton: The best public policy? A paycheck – March 4, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

CAT holds groundbreaking for transit center – March 1, 2012 ~ Savannah Morning News

Years in the Waiting, CAT Downtown Hub Breaks Ground (w/video) – February 29, 2012 ~ WSAV

Elkins Constructors, Inc. Breaks Ground on New Intermodal Transit Facility for Chatham Area Transit – February 29, 2012 ~ Elkins Constructors