New CAT Advisory Board Committee Seeking Community Input

By January 27, 2015Local NewsWIRE

New CAT Advisory Board Committee Seeking Community Input
Chatham Area Transit Appoints Business Advisory Committee to Increase Public Input in Improving Public Transit

(Savannah, GA) Chatham Area Transit (CAT) has formed a Business Advisory Committee (BAC) to work with its Board of Directors and staff with the goal of increasing public input in improving public transit services to the business community across the Savannah/Chatham area. The advisory body committee members have also been recently named. They are: Charles Bowen, William Gettis, Monifa Johnson, Trudy Jones, Ruel Joyner, Ronald McGee and Jacquelyn Sumpter. Bowen, a local business attorney, was selected as committee Chairman and Johnson was selected as Vice Chair.

“On behalf of the Business Advisory Committee, I would like to invite local business owners and other members of the community to contact me with suggestions for improvement in our public transportation system, particularly as it relates to businesses and employers,” said Bowen. “We want to be the sounding board for innovative practices and ideas on how CAT may improve its relationship with and services to the local business community.”

The BAC will be providing input to CAT on transportation-related projects and programs while providing ambassadorship to residents on all things related to public transportation, focusing its objectives in six key areas: customers, ethics, advocacy, quality improvement, safety and employees. The Committee will also serve as a community resource, striving to educate the public about and to promote the acceptance and use of the transit system.

The committee will meet bi-monthly to discuss public views and comments, as well as take requests and receive updates from CAT staff. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at .

CAT’s continuing mission is to provide quality public transportation services in a professional and responsive manner. Providing more than 3.3 million passenger trips per year in Savannah and Chatham County, CAT operates multiple modes of transportation including 67 buses on 19 lines; a fare-free downtown transportation system; and a paratransit system that ensures door-to-door mobility service for eligible persons with disabilities. For more information about CAT and the Business Advisory Committee, call Shalonda Rountree, marketing and business development manager, at 912-629-3916, or email .

Marjorie Young 
Carriage Trade PR, Inc. 

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