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Escambia County

ECAT impacts the lives of real people

August 16, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY Every morning around six the ECAT buses start their routes. A local rider, Joy Hall, takes that six a.m. bus to the first of her two jobs. She walks six blocks to…

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Over 400 people show support for ECAT

August 15, 2017

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 had a huge turnout for its town hall at Pensacola State College. The head count was 430 bus riders, drivers and those who believe that mass transit is critical to the…


ECAT launches youth initiatives

May 4, 2017

Summer art contest and free youth pass get young riders involved: Representatives from Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) today announced the launch of their summer youth initiatives. ECAT will hold a Youth Art Contest for students…


ECAT unveils new website with online trip planner

October 27, 2016

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) representatives unveiled a newly-designed ECAT website and online trip planner to the community at an Oct. 27 event. With the new trip planner, users can enter their starting and ending destinations…


ECAT upgrades Summer Wheels Pass

June 1, 2016

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) representatives announced the system’s Summer Wheels Pass will now be complimentary and available to area youth 18 years and under. The annual initiative, which started in 2013, historically cost $25 and…

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ECAT seeks input on future service

February 14, 2016

Escambia County, in coordination with Escambia County Area Transit, has launched a major update to the county’s 10-year Transit Development Plan. The plan is referred to as “Connections 2026: Moving Escambia Forward.” The ECAT update will…


ECAT seeks feedback

May 30, 2014

Representatives from Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) announced the start of the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), a study of the routes, schedules and amenities that ECAT provides. Designed to evaluate the system’s existing operations, the COA…


ECAT helps homeless veterans

October 28, 2013

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT), the local public transportation system, provides fixed-route service to hundreds of thousands of riders every year. ECAT’s service to the community, however, does not end with providing transportation. ECAT participates in…