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Poof! ECAT special district vanishes

PENSACOLA: The Escambia County Area Transit Authority special district has been dissolved. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioner scrapped the special district overseeing mass…

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ECAT melodrama: Underhill changes tune, workers speak out

The ECAT/Underhill melodrama continues. The Board of County Commissioners will consider today repealing the dependent special district.

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Underhill uses special district vote to push his anti-ECAT agenda

PENSACOLA: Last night, WEAR TV made it seem that the dissolution of the Special District for ECAT would amount to the county taking control of…

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Posted in Business Escambia County

Workers protest county takeover of ECAT

PENSACOLA – On the eve of the Escambia Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 3 meeting, Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) workers today will hold a…

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Transit union claims agreement, county says negotiations still open

Michael A. Lowery, the president and business agent for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, AFL-CIO, says the union had reached a labor agreement at…

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ATU Local 1395 withdraws First Amendment lawsuit after BCC vote

Mike Lowery, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, told his membership this weekend that he had authorized the union’s attorneys to withdrew its First…

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Crittenden named County’s mass transit director

Escambia County took another step towards taking over management of Escambia County Area Transit, a move that may save nearly a million dollars according to…

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Underhill: ‘Vagina hat’ comment creates a stir

Escambia Commission chairman Doug Underhill created a social media controversy when he asked one of his critics whether she was “one of those people walking…

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ECAT impacts the lives of real people

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…

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