The Georgia lawmakers secured $1.2 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to increase connectivity across Savannah
“Senator Warnock and I delivering these resources to help families get around Chatham County and connect more rural areas with health care, jobs, school, and more,” said Sen. Ossoff
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering new resources to help more families get around Chatham County.
Through the bipartisan infrastructure law, Sens. Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock are boosting resources for Chatham Area Transit (CAT) as it explores a new electric vehicle micro-transit project — which would provide a reliable, call-a-ride service for Savannah residents to move around their community.
The micro-transit system would help people in Chatham County access a new, affordable transportation option when getting to work, school, doctor’s offices, and more.
Sen. Ossoff worked closely with CAT and the U.S. Department of Transportation to secure this grant.
“Senator Warnock and I delivering these resources to help families get around Chatham County and connect more rural areas with health care, jobs, school, and more,” said Sen. Ossoff. “I commend CAT Executive Director and CEO Faye DiMassimo and her team for their vision and congratulate them on this exciting project.”
“These new investments that will strengthen the infrastructure of two of Georgia’s most populous counties are the result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Senator Ossoff and I championed,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “From metro Atlanta to the coastline and in between, I will continue to work to deliver even more investments to upgrade our state’s infrastructure so Georgians can have safer communities and stronger connectivity.”
“CAT is grateful for this game changing SMART grant opportunity and Senators Ossoff and Warnock for their leadership. In addition to the support of innovation in the future of public transit and potential new services such as micro-transit, all great projects are founded on great partnerships: Georgia Tech, Savannah State, our ATU operators union, and GDOT, among others, will be key to our success,” CAT Executive Director and CEO Faye DiMassimo said.
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock secured the $1.2 million for CAT’s EV Zonal Micro-Transit Project through the Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, which was created through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
The SMART program was established to help local agencies advance innovative projects that improve transportation efficiency and safety in their communities.