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CARTAhref="../pdf/s Independence Day Schedule

In observance of Independence Day, there will be no CARTA bus, shuttle or Care-a-van services on Saturday, July 4th.


COVID-19 Service Reductions and Changes

Beginning on Monday, April 13th until further notice, CARTAhref="../pdf/s fixed route bus service will operate on Saturday schedules with the last trip from downtown at 9:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The buses will operate on regular Sunday schedules. In an effort to maintain proper social distancing, all passengers will board the buses at the rear door with a maximum capacity of 10 passengers per bus. Additional buses are staged to assist with capacity overflow. The Downtown Shuttle will operate from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and the North Shore Shuttle will operate from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be no weekend service on either shuttle route.

For everyonehref="../pdf/s protection, CARTA strongly encourages our customers to wear masks or other facial covering. For more information about the Coronavirus Disease, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at or call the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Departmenthref="../pdf/s Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hotline at (423) 209-8383.


Temporary operating hours at the Chattanooga Parking Authority

Beginning on Monday, March 30th, the Chattanooga Parking Authority located next to the Choo Choo will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday. For more information, please call (423) 648-4031.


CARTA Redesign: Planning for the Future

CARTA wants to serve you better and is looking at our entire system to best meet your needs. The CARTA Redesign study 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 service and recommend changes to the system.

For more information about the transit redesign project, please click here.

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