My Green Traveling Machine
Downtown’s Electric Shuttle Service
CARTA’s involvement in electric vehicles started in 1990 when it decided to use electric (battery operated) buses for Chattanooga’s downtown shuttle. The Downtown Electric Shuttle is the easiest way to get around Downtown Chattanooga. It’s a FREE ride! Electric buses run daily* about every 5 minutes from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops at every block in between. Convenient access to the attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels & employment sites in the Downtown area. All Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. Since its initiation in 1992, CARTA’s Downtown Shuttle has carried millions of passengers.
Shuttle buses run about every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.**
The North Shore Shuttle departs from CARTA Shuttle Park North every 17 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.
**Reduced hours due to COVID-19.