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Downtown Chattanooga’s economic development company.

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getting around
Getting Around: Overview

Buses & Free Electric Shuttles

The city is served by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). CARTA operates 17 bus routes, including Free Electric Shuttles in the downtown area which run continually until 11pm along Broad Street from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo on the south side to Coolidge and Renaissance Parks and the trendy Frazier Avenue shopping area on the north shore. Free wireless Internet is also available on certain "smart buses." You can park and ride CARTA’s Free Electric Shuttles in parking garages on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore and at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on the Southside. Parking fees apply. Visit to learn more.

The Downtown Electric Shuttle is the easiest way to get around Downtown Chattanooga and - it's a FREE ride! Electric shuttles run daily* about every 5 minutes from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops every block in between. The shuttle provides front-door transportation to attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels & employment sites in the Downtown area. All Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

Shuttle buses run about every 5 minutes
Monday through Friday - 6:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Sundays - 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

North Shore Shuttle buses run about every 15 minutes - Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

* The Shuttle runs daily except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. The Shuttle runs on a holiday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day.