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CAT Equity in Action
CAT’s Commitment to Equity
Areas of Persistent Poverty
CAT is currently conducting a study that focuses and highlights the potential to connect emerging job centers and areas with high levels of racial inequity and persistent poverty.
American Rescue Plan for Route Restoration
The ARP Route Restoration Analysis will be completed by the end of fiscal year 2023. The project will allow CAT to provide accessibility to underserved communities with service across jurisdictional boundaries.
CAT is pleased to work in coordination with The City of Savannah to introduce a new fare-free service to Historic Carver Village and Cloverdale. This shuttle service will provide equitable mobility and accessibility options to historically underserved communities on the Westside of Savannah. CAT and The City of Savannah continue to work diligently to advocate for new transit services that enhance the goals of creating an equitable transit system in Chatham County.
Our mission is to provide leadership and guidance to ensure nondiscrimination in CAT’s transportation programs, activities and services, and to promote and engage the participation of all people regardless of race, color or national origin.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.B. This plan was developed to guide Chatham Area Transit Authority in its administration and management of Title VI- related activities.
Making a Title VI Complaint
Any person who believes they’ve been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice may file a complaint with Chatham Area Transit Authority.
For more information on Chatham Area Transit Authority’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (912) 233-5767; email TitleVI.Complaint@catchacat.org; or visit our administrative office at 900 E. Gwinnett St., Savannah, Ga. 31401.
A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights;
Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR,
1200 New Jersey Ave.,
Making a Title VI Comment
Chatham Area Transit invites you to participate in the Title VI public comment period, from July 18, 2023 – August 18, 2023. Your valuable feedback is vital in shaping our transportation services and ensuring equitable access for all members of the community. We encourage you to take this opportunity to contribute your thoughts, ideas, and concerns.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act
(ADAAA) are federal laws that require employers with 15 or more employees to not discriminate
against applicants and individuals with disabilities and, when needed, to provide reasonable
accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified for a job, with or without
reasonable accommodations, so that they may perform the essential job duties of the position.
It is CAT’s policy to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons
with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is the organization’s policy not to
discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures,
hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of
employment. Beyond its legal obligations, CAT is committed to providing accommodations that
will allow its employees with disabilities to contribute at the highest levels.
Master Transit Plan
The mobility needs of Savannah and the broader region are changing!
- Chatham and the surrounding counties have been and continue to grow rapidly
- COVID-19 is changing how we work and commute
- Advances in technology are creating new opportunities for how we travel
Chatham Connects will respond to changing mobility needs by developing regional mobility strategies, including considering new ways of offering public transportation. The project will advance mobility in Chatham County by designing a modern transit network.
The process will reflect community needs through a process that is inclusive, collaborative, and responsive:
- Community Engagement – Successful planning processes are collaborative and Chatham Connects will be prepared with extensive public outreach. We plan to engage with the community through interviews, focus groups, pop-up events, community meetings and online/social media outreach.
- Market Assessment – We dive deep to understand where and how people travel in the region and how public transportation can better align with these markets. Our analysis will consider trends of demographics, employment, travel flows, and current transit ridership.
- Financial Assessment – Funding and financial resources determine what we can and can’t do. As part of creating our vision, we’ll consider how CAT is funded today and develop opportunities to broaden and expand these resources.
- Transit Vision – Chatham Connects will work with stakeholders and community members to create a shared vision that reflects regional priorities and opportunities. The vision will include clear goals, objectives, and an evaluation framework based on robust data analysis.
- Transit Projects and Prioritization – We’ll use the vision and opportunities to identify a list of transit services, investments, and innovations to guide the region’s future.
Chatham Area Transit Authority is dedicated to the principle of equal employment opportunity for
all employees and prospective employees and to the employment and advancement of people based
upon their individual qualifications, skills and abilities. We are committed to the creation of a work
environment in which employees can perform their jobs and pursue their careers free from
discrimination and harassment and without regard to their:
- national origin
- veteran status
- sexual orientation
- gender identity
- genetic information
- membership in any other class protected by applicable federal, state, local or
foreign anti-discrimination law
To implement this commitment to equal employment opportunity, CAT adheres to the following
- to recruit and hire the most qualified individuals based upon a fair and objective assessment
of their skills, abilities, experience and other relevant non- discriminatory factors;
- to make decisions about promotions and advancement based solely upon valid job- related
- to make opportunities for training, education, transfers, promotions and other developmental
opportunities for advancement available to all employees on a non-discriminatory basis.
Hiring DEI/EEO Coordinator
To Apply: DEI/EEO Coordinator
Under the direction and as an extension of the Chief Executive Officer, this position will develop and implement the organization’s diversity initiatives and strategy to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace. The purpose of this position and the responsibilities thereof is to ensure that applicants and employees are given equal opportunities in employment and contracting activities regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.