Thunderbolt Stop Removal Public Meeting

Chatham Area Transit has scheduled two public meetings to discuss and answer questions concerning the planned removal of 12 bus stops in Thunderbolt, which is outside of the tax district that funds CAT’s operations.

The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Thunderbolt Town Hall, 2821 River Drive.

The removal of the stops was approved by the CAT Authority on Aug. 27 after CAT received complaints about Thunderbolt being served when the town is not paying for the service.

The CAT bus route, 12 Henry, which currently serves the stops, will continue to operate. Buses will continue to travel along the existing 12 Henry route, but will not be able to stop in Thunderbolt.

The stops are mostly located on or near an almost-mile-long section of Whatley Avenue, between Victory Drive and Falligant Avenue.

Stops on Falligant Avenue at the northern entrance of Savannah State University are not in Thunderbolt and will remain in service.

The stops are scheduled to be removed on Oct. 12.

Below is a list of the impacted stops and the closest alternative stop.

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