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CAT conducting training sessions before resumption of Dot service

On Tuesday, Chatham Area Transit will begin conducting training operations for the free downtown Dot shuttles, which have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dot trolleys will not be picking up passengers during the training sessions, which are expected to be conducted throughout the week.

The Downtown loop has been rerouted and will stop at a new parking garage located in the Eastern Wharf mixed-use development east of the Downtown Historic District. In addition, the new route will primarily travel along Congress and Bryan streets and no longer use Liberty Street.

The Forsyth route will remain unchanged, with shuttles traveling north along Drayton Street and south along Whitaker Street between Congress Street and Park Avenue.

The test runs will provide operators an opportunity to become familiar with the new route, prior to resumption of the service. The city is in the process of installing new Dot service signs and the date the Dot will resume service has not been determined.

The shuttle service is funded by the city of Savannah and is comprised of two loops, Forsyth and Downtown, which connect Savannah’s visitor centers, parking facilities, attractions, shops, restaurants and hotels.