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Posted on: September 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cottonwood Area Transit Announces Extended Lynx Hours Starting October 1, 2019.

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Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) is pleased to announce that in cooperation with Sedona City Council, Sedona Chamber and Cottonwood City Council, expanded Lynx hours Monday through Friday and additional service on Sunday will be starting October 1, 2019. Beginning Tuesday, 10/1/2019, Lynx will run every 45 minutes from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. From 6:45 p.m. on, it will run every 90 minutes, with the last bus leaving the Sedona Municipal lot, heading to Cottonwood, at 10:30 p.m. Sunday will add the 6:00 a.m. run from Cottonwood. To support those riders that may be coming back to Cottonwood after the normal CAT buses end for the day, a new service called CAT Connect will be available to take those riders from the Cottonwood Library to their homes, and as people take advantage of the service, a route will be established to cover from Clarkdale to Verde Village to ensure everyone gets to their home or a safe drop-off point near their home once a flex route is established.

It is hoped that this service will afford more people opportunities to find and take jobs in Sedona, knowing they can both get to work and get back home again. It is also hoped that the increased service during the day will provide tourists and visitors in the Sedona area an opportunity to visit shops and galleries in the Sedona area and leave their cars at their hotels. This would help alleviate a small portion of the traffic congestion and sometimes, confusion (i.e. - Traffic Circles or roundabouts), that sometimes happens when people unfamiliar with such things encounter them. You can leave the driving and the frustration to us!

CAT provides ADA Paratransit service and four fixed routes serving Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Verde Village, as well as Verde Lynx commuter service to Sedona. CAT also connects with Yavapai Apache NAtion Transit to provide connections to Camp Verde and Greyhound. For more information about Verde Valley transportation, please call the CAT office at 928-634-2287.

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