Taking action on Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) matters, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners accepted the donation of two shuttle buses, added bus stops and approved a new software contract.
The Georgia Department of Transportation Coastal Regional Commission is donating two, 2014, wheelchair lift-equipped shuttle vans it no longer needs.
This makes possible “two part time drivers in place of the budgeted full-time driver in order to fill service gaps in the current demand response route … (and) will also reduce wait times to current riders,” staff said.
Commissioners also added Canton fixed-route bus stops at the Wal-Mart store at Holly Springs to Route 200, and at the Cherokee Professional Building on Ga. 140 to Route 100. The Marietta Road/Edwards Street and Coppermine Manor stops will be moved to Route 100.
Finally, commissioners named HB Software Solutions to provide “Q-Ryde” transportation management software at a hardware/software cost of $16,600 and an annual maintenance cost of $1,500 beginning in Year Two.