CARTA Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In observance of Memorial Day, CARTA’s fixed route and Downtown Shuttle services will operate on Saturday schedules on Monday. The CARTA Care-a-van will also be operating on a holiday schedule. The North Shore Shuttle will not be in service.

CARTA’s fixed route buses and Downtown Shuttles will be detoured due to the U.S. Pro Cycling Championship races on Memorial Day. The boarding for all fixed route buses will be at 12th and Houston behind Warehouse Row.  The Downtown Shuttles will travel Carter and Chestnut Streets. Visit the website or call the information line for more details.

CARTA will provide shuttle services to the Lookout Mountain Attractions on Memorial Day. Buses will leave from the First Tennessee Pavilion at Finley Stadium to the lower station of the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway beginning at 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. every 20-30 minutes. Buses will leave from the Incline to Rock City, Ruby Falls and the upper station of the Incline beginning at 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. every 20-30 minutes.

Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 423 629-1473, TDD users at 423 624-4534, or by visiting the CARTA website at www.gocarta.org.


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