CAT board approves five-year transportation plan |


CAT board approves five-year transportation plan |

The Chatham Area Transit board unanimously approved its five-year transportation development plan Tuesday.

The plan is designed to provide operational and strategic guidance. It includes $105 million in capital improvement projects and allocates $4.3 million to help pay down debt after the end of a five-year partnership with Veolia, a company formerly hired to manage CAT.

In addition, the transportation development plan looks to expand service, establish new routes, attract commuters in Bryan and Effingham counties and partner with businesses.

“I think that the strategic plan that you have outlined here today has given us the options, as well as a plan as to where we are trying to go,” Priscilla Thomas, board vice chairwoman and a county commissioner, told the plan’s presenters.

The plan was funded through a grant and prepared with assistance from the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. A number of surveys of riders and community leaders were conducted over the past year.

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