CAT celebrates transit center and future |


CAT celebrates transit center and future |

When Chatham Area Transit officials dedicate the downtown transit center on Oglethorpe Avenue, they will be celebrating not only the completion of renovations but also a rebranding of an embattled agency.

The Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center at the Greyhound bus station underwent a $15 million makeover. Now, it’s CAT’s headquarters and, starting Monday, its central bus portal in addition to continued Greyhound operations.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday.

Renovations to the transit center were extensive, involving interior design improvements and new features such as a ticket counter.

CAT administrative offices occupy one side of the facility that was once home to a fast food restaurant. Monthly board meetings will take place in an airy conference room.

More importantly, the center will serve as the passenger loading area for all downtown buses instead of Broughton Street near the courthouse. Greyhound, which leases space at the center, has been reduced to occupying four bus bays.

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