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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Cottonwood Area Transit Will Continue to Provide Free Transportation Services

Cottonwood Area Transit Will Continue to Provide Free Transportation Services


COTTONWOOD, AZ – Cottonwood City Council voted in the 12/1/20 meeting to continue the “FARE FREE” transit services on Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) and VERDE LYNX. The service will be free through 6/30/21 and will be re-assessed at that time for further extensions. It was felt that the community needs the services of the transit system and that it provides a vital link to hospitals, grocery stores, clinics, and other essential destinations for our citizens.

 CAT continues to disinfect all buses as required. All drivers sit behind a protective enclosure and wear a mask while driving with passengers. All full-time drivers and staff have been tested for COVID-19 and all those tests have been returned negative. We have been cleared to continue to serve the public.

 All routes will run as scheduled and the CAT office will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any changes or news about the CAT/LYNX services will be through press releases and on the City’s Facebook page. Riders may also call (928) 634-2287 or check www.ride-cat.com to check on their bus route.

 The City of Cottonwood takes the current pandemic environment very seriously and is taking all necessary steps to protect riders and employees.

 We continue to ask our passengers and the general public to help us with basic hygiene procedures:

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least for 20 seconds,
  • Wear a mask or face covering while on the bus and around others,
  • Practice physical distancing of six feet or more,
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and
  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 All buses will have disinfectant and masks are available on the buses. Together, we can make a difference.

 For more information about Cottonwood Area Transit, please call the CAT office at 938-634-2287, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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