UPDATE STARTING THURSDAY 3/19/2020- During the public health emergency related to COVID-19, Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) will make the following changes to service until further notice. For fixed routes, the number of riders on each bus will be limited to ten (10) people or less to allow for social distancing. Additional buses will be available during this time to help meet the demand and reduce the number of riders on each bus. For demand response services, CATS will be providing transportation for medical appointments only.
In addition, we ask that if you have a fever, are experiencing flu-like symptoms or believe you have been exposed to Coronavirus COVID-19, please do not utilize the CATS system at this time. We regret the inconvenience this may cause our ridership and will continue to communicate future changes to this temporary suspension of service through press releases to local media outlets, on our website and through our social media sites.
***CATS will not be transporting clients to and from the Cherokee County Senior Center and Empower Cherokee from March 16, 2020- until further notice. Demand Response & Fixed Routes will be resuming as scheduled.
**Public Notice All county buildings are closed to the public effective 3/18 - 4/09.
Exception is that courts of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, Cherokee County, continue to hear essential matters. Court sessions remain open to the public.
Please see the press release on our COVID-19 web page and continue to visit that page for the latest updates.
Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) provides public transportation services for residents of Cherokee County.
Mission: Our mission at CATS is to provide excellence in all areas of service that we provide to the citizens of Cherokee County.
Values: We value and support our clients and our fellow employees, and strive to exceed expectations in a safe, courteous, timely, and efficient manner.
CATS is a service of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners utilizing funding provided by Cherokee County, State of Georgia and Federal Transit Administration.
As a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, Cherokee County maintains a Title VI Plan.
NOTICE: The Department of Transportation has issued revised rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that public transportation entities make Reasonable Modifications / Accommodations to its policies, practices, and procedures to ensure program accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Please use the "COMMENT AND MODIFICATION REQUEST FORM" under the Forms and Documents tab to submit your request.
All forms and documents are available in alternate formats (i.e.CD, Braille, Large Print, Audiotapes, or Email) by calling 770.345.6238
Georgia Relay Service:711
TTY/TDD: (800) 255-0056
Georgia Relay can be used for contacting CATS for any purpose. For example, it can be used for booking, eligibility, or customer comments.