Holiday Schedule for Verde Shuttle and CAT

HolidayDate ObservedCAT OfficeCAT Line/Paratransit ScheduleVerde Shuttle
Veteran’s DayFriday, Nov 10th, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceReg. Service
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceNo Bus Service
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 24, 2023Office ClosedReg. ServiceReg. Service
Christmas EveSunday, Dec. 24th, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceService Ends at 6:00pm
Christmas DayMonday, Dec. 25, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceNo Bus Service
New Year’s EveSunday, Dec.31st, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceService Ends at 6:00pm
New Year’s DayMonday, Jan. 1, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceNo Bus Service
Martin Luther King DayMonday, Jan. 15, 2023Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceReg Service
President’s DayMonday, February 19, 2024Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceReg. Service
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceReg. Service
JuneteenthWednesday June 19, 2024Office ClosedReg. ScheduleReg. Service
Independence DayThursday, July 4, 2024Office ClosedNo Bus ServiceReg. Service

Verde Shuttle to Sedona Shuttle

Did you know that you can use the Verde Shuttle to get to the Sedona Shuttle park and ride lot on SR 179? From there you can take the Sedona Shuttle to Cathedral Rock and Little Horse Trailheads where you can hike some of Sedona’s favorite trails.

To get to the Park & Ride lot, just get off the Verde Shuttle at one of these stops:

  • Southbound (from Uptown) – Use the Verde Shuttle stop on US 179 north of Arrow Drive
  • Northbound  (towards Uptown) – Use the Verde Shuttle stop on US 179 just south of Morgan Road

The Sedona Shuttle runs Thursday through Sunday from 7 AM to 5:30 PM. For all the details, visit

Verde Shuttle Route Changes and Hours of Operation Changes – Spanish Version

El Verde Shuttle esta anunciando cambios en las rutas actuales y nuevos horarios de operación. Los cambios están programados para entrar en vigencia el sábado 1 de octubre. El nuevo horario de operación será de 6:00 a.m. a 9:00 p.m., los 7 días de la semana. Por lo tanto, el primer autobús saldrá de la Biblioteca de Cottonwood a las 6:00 a.m. y el ultimo autobús saldrá de la Biblioteca de Cottonwood a las 9:00 p.m.

En un esfuerzo por servir mejor al alto volumen de pasajeros en Uptown Sedona, el Verde Shuttle ahora dará servicio a Uptown durante el viaje entrante de Cottonwood a Sedona y el viaje de ida de Sedona a Cottonwood.

Para obtener mas detalles sobre los próximos cambios en nuestro horario de operación y horarios de rutas, visite nuestro sitio web en o comuníquese con la oficina de Verde Shuttle al (928) 634-2287.

Verde Shuttle Route Changes and Hours of Operation Changes – English Version

The Verde Shuttle is announcing changes to the current routes and new hours of operation. The changes are scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, October 1st. The new hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Therefore, the first bus will leave the Cottonwood Library at 6:00 a.m. and the last bus will leave the Cottonwood Library at 9:00 p.m.

In an effort to better serve the high rider volume in Uptown Sedona, the Verde Shuttle will now service Uptown during both inbound trip from Cottonwood to Sedona and the outbound trip from Sedona to Cottonwood. For more details on the upcoming changes to our hours of operation and route schedules, please visit our website at or contact the Verde Shuttle office at (928) 634-2287.

Click here to download the new schedule.

Verde Shuttle to Reinstate Full Service

COTTONWOOD, AZ – The Transit Department for the City of Cottonwood is excited to announce we are now fully staffed. The Verde Shuttle is set to reinstate full-service routes effective August 28, 2022 which includes the late-night buses. According to Transportation Manager Lisa Boring, “Verde Shuttle will return to operating just as it did before the cutbacks.”
Peak Days for the Verde Shuttle are considered Wednesday – Sunday and the buses will run approximately every 45 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday the buses will run every 90 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The regular fare for riding the Verde Shuttle Commuter from Cottonwood to Sedona is $2.00, while trips within Sedona are $1.00.
The Transit Department would like to thank all of our passengers for their patience during this time until we were able to get back to full-service. For more information about the routes and fares, visit or contact the Transit Office at (928) 634-2287.

Mask Requirement No Longer in Effect for CAT and Verde Shuttle

COTTONWOOD, AZ – As a result of a court order, effective immediately and as of April 18, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

In addition, effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce its mask-related Security Directives. TSA is also withdrawing its Security Directive 1582/84-21-01E, which was issued on April 15, 2022, and was scheduled to take effect today.

Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) and Verde Shuttle will no longer require the use of face masks on their buses or at transportation hubs. Use of face masks will be optional and we recommend that passengers continue to wear face masks.

To learn more about the Federal Transit Administration’s mask guidance for public transportation, please visit

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) administrative offices at 928-634-2287.

Verde Shuttle Currently Operating 6 AM to 6 PM, 7 Days-a-Week

Due to a shortage of drivers, the Verde Shuttle has reduced service to 6 AM to 6 PM daily. Please see the Monday-Tuesday schedule for correct hours and departure times on all days. For the latest updates, riders are encouraged to download the My Cottonwood App.