There Will Be No CARTA Service On Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no CARTA bus service or Downtown Shuttle service on Thursday, Nov. 28.  CARTA Care-a-van service will be operating on a holiday schedule, providing dialysis trips only.


All CARTA bus services will resume regular weekday schedules on Friday, Nov. 29, with the exception of the Mocs Express.


Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 629-1473, TDD users 624-4534.


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