The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism has announced that it will reopen the Roman Chariot service, which provides free transportation to customers and visitors to downtown Rome, on Friday, May 15th.

To ensure driver and passenger safety, several precautions will be followed. A protective barrier between driver and passengers will be installed on every cart. Drivers will sanitize all surfaces of the cart prior to each shift. Each of the carts will provide disinfectant wipes for passenger use. Requests for pick up will be handled separately. Only individuals in the same household will be allowed to ride together. There will be a limit of four passengers per cart, and passengers will not be permitted to sit next to the driver.

The operation of the Roman Chariot service will begin with limited hours and will expand as demand increases. Initially, hours will be Friday and Saturday from 5 pm until 9 pm.

For free pick-up service, riders should text their location to (706) 413-2822. The Roman Chariot will continue to keep the same route – a continuous loop from the Cotton Block to the 700 block and into the River District. All riders may request stops at crosswalks and intersections along the route.

Six-seat passenger club cars are used to provide transportation to downtown shopping, restaurants, parking, hotels and The Forum River Center. A map of the shuttle service route is available at