The public is invited to attend a public workshop to discuss the findings from the previous ECAT Connections 2026 TDP workshops, and to provide input on the draft 10-year transit needs plan. The dates, times, and locations of the two workshops are as follows:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
West Florida Genealogy Library
5740 N. 9th Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
(ECAT Bus Routes 31, 43, 52, 63)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
West Florida Public Library
239 North Spring Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(ECAT Bus Routes 2, 31, 41, 44, 58)
Escambia County/ECAT staff will be available to receive your feedback and answer any questions.
If needed, transportation will be provided for workshop attendees immediately following the workshop. Please contact ECAT at (850) 595-3228 for arrangements.
For those persons unable to attend one of the workshops, written comments will be accepted through June 17, 2016, and may be sent to:
Attn: TDP Project Manager
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 595-3228 ex. 1233
Please call ECAT at (850) 595-3228 or contact us if further information is needed.
Any person requiring special accommodations to attend or participate, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact ECAT within at least three (3) business days before the meeting at (850) 595-3228.
Mass Transit Advisory Committee (MTAC) Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday once every Quarter at 3pm.
Next meeting: Wednesday April 13, 2016
Escambia County Central Office Complex
3363 W. Park Place, Room 104
(across from the County Health Dept on Fairfield Drive)
The ECAT fixed-route service fleet is accessible to all persons with disabilities. All bus operators are trained to assist in using a lift and securing a wheelchair. ADA Transportation service is available in Escambia County within 3/4 mile of fixed-route service. In addition, all bus operators are trained to announce major stops and transfer points.
ECAT provides mobility and travel training for interested individuals and groups. This training includes a bus feature demonstration and the opportunity for new riders to have hands on experience. Training will also include instruction on how to read ECAT bus routes and schedules. If you would like more information or wish to schedule mobility and travel training, call the ECAT Administrative Office at 850-595-3233
Some buses have low floors, making it possible to board without climbing steps. The driver can also “kneel” the bus (lower the front door closer to the curb), making it even easier to board.
Low-floor buses have boarding ramps for people who use mobility devices. Regular “high-floor” buses have power lifts for anyone who cannot use the stairs to board.
Rider Updates are available in audio form by calling 850-595-3228.
These accessibility aids are available upon request:
To request these materials, contact our Mobility Department at 850-595-3233
For Escambia County – To Include ECAT and ECCT
(Escambia County Area Transit, and Escambia County Community Transportation)
The Department of Transportation has revised its rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It now specifically provides that transportation agencies are required to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Escambia County Area Transit is committed to providing safe, reliable, efficient, and accessible service to its customers. To ensure equality and fairness, Escambia County will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all of its services.
Exceptions would include modifications that:
Anyone who would like to request a modification of policies or procedures to participate in an Escambia County transportation service can send their request to:
Escambia County Area Transit
Attn: Reasonable Modification
1515 W Fairfield Drive, Pensacola FL 32501
Alternatively please call – 850-595-3228 or
email us at ECAT@myescambia.com
[Pensacola, Fla.] – Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) representatives took home six awards at the 2015 Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) Marketing Awards Competition, including the coveted “Best of the Best” Award presented during the annual conference in Daytona Beach on October 26.
FY 16-18 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GOAL OF 2% FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY AREA TRANSIT (ECAT) PROCUREMENTS
The federal Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all agencies receiving federal funding through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) comply with 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26 in the establishment of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and the establishment of annual goals. The DBE program is intended to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a level playing field and foster equal opportunity in DOT assisted contracts.
In compliance with these DOT regulations, ECAT has established a DBE program consisting of procedures for Program Administration, Certification and Eligibility (the Florida Statewide Standard Certification program is utilized), and establishing DBE goals. As part of this program ECAT must set a goal based on demonstrable evidence of ready, willing and able DBE’s that are available to work on DOT- Assisted contracts. ECAT staff personnel have considered the annual capital and operating budgets, the type and dollar value of anticipated procurements available for DBE participation, the Census Bureau’s County Business Pattern database, the number of DBE firms available and past experience in obtaining DBE participation. Based on this information ECAT has established a
FY 2016 – 2018 DBE Goal of 2%
Participation in all federally assisted procurements, and expects to meet this goal entirely through race-neutral measures.
The FY 16 – 18 ECAT Budget contains an estimated $1,000,000 annually for federally assisted capital procurements available for DBE participation. ECAT capital procurement activity will primarily be in the following equipment categories; bus maintenance parts and supplies, Administrative Support, and facility and bus stop / sign upgrades.
The ECAT DBE Liaison Officer is Ms. Colette Wiedeman and can be contacted at telephone number (850) 595-3224. The ECAT DBE program is available for review at the ECAT administrative office, 1515 W Fairfield Drive, Pensacola FL and or a PDF version is available by clicking here DBE PROGRAM
See below for the links to the Route 41 and 42 Proposed modification details and surveys.
Click here for details on suggested changes.
Please take a moment to review our 5 question surveys on these proposed modifications by clicking the links below: