Sunday, February 7, 2010

CATS Bus Service Makes Debut

Cookeville debuted its new mass transit bus service over the weekend. On Saturday, people enjoyed free bus rides, but if you catch the bus today, you'll have to pay for it. Some four years ago, a study discovered a public transit system would work for the city and stimulus dollars are paying for the project. Stops on the so-called "CATS" (Cookeville Area Transit Service) route will include Tennessee Tech, Jackson Plaza, Wal-Mart, and Restaurant Row. Rates are one dollar per trip, but riders can buy a $3.00 day pass.