CARTA Releases Concepts For Chattanooga’s Transit Future

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CARTA wants the community to help decide what the future of Chattanooga's public transit should be by responding to four concepts of what a new bus network could look like.

Two concepts show how the Chattanooga bus network could be run differently within its existing budget. Two new concepts show how additional funding could improve service, expanding where transit goes and improving the usefulness of service.

The four concepts and the public response to them is part of the second phase of the CARTA Redesign: Planning for the Future planning process. This is a year-long planning study led by CARTA in partnership with the city of Chattanooga, the Regional Planning Agency, and many community partners, to analyze the current CARTA fixed-route bus network and recommend changes to the system. 

CARTA invites the public to learn more about these four concepts by reading the report, coming to a public meeting, and taking the public survey available at www.gocarta.org. 

CARTA will host a public open house at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library, Main Auditorium, to further present these concepts and answer questions. People are invited to drop-in between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.

CARTA and its partners will engage the community in future phases of the study in the fall with new questions and new information about what transit options are possible.

To stay involved in the CARTA Redesign study, follow updates at www.gocarta.org, like on facebook.com/GOCARTA, and follow on Twitter @GoCARTA.



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