JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System will begin its Saturday City Fixed Routes again next weekend after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The transportation system operates in the Jamestown, Falconer, Celoron, Lakewood and Dunkirk Areas.
“Everyone at CARTS is excited to get the Saturday City Routes back out there, after having to close in March of 2020 due to COVID,” said Michele Westphal, Senior Project Coordinator of CARTS. “With everything opening back up we felt it would be beneficial to our residents and visitors to restart our Saturday Service.”
CARTS is still operating under New York State’s COVID-19 guidelines. More improvements and changes to the program are expected to be announced later this summer.
“I am pleased that we can once again offer our County residents and visitors with Saturday service through CARTS,” commented Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “This additional day of operation gives our riders even more options to get to and from our local businesses and their services.”
The schedule for CARTS is as follows:
The Lakewood via Fairmount will run every 45 minutes, the first run will leave the Jamestown Junction at 8 a.m. and the last run will leave the Junction at 5 p.m. every Saturday.
The Willard/Foote Route will also run every 45 minutes the first run will leave the Jamestown Junction at 8 a.m. and the last run will leave the Junction at 5 p.m. every Saturday.
The Falconer Route and the North Main/Baker Route will run opposite each other. The North Main/Baker Route will leave the Junction at 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. The Falconer route will leave the Junction at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
There will be one Saturday Dunkirk Route that will alternate between the red and green routes. The first run will start at Lakeside Community at 8:30 a.m. and run every hour until the last departure at 4:30 p.m.
All Jamestown Routes will be down from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a lunch break. The Dunkirk Route will be down from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for lunch.
For more information on CARTS, visit chqgov.com/carts/CARTS or call 1 (800) 388-6534.
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