PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 23 2017) — The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) hopes to alleviate traffic congestion for the Pensacola Beach Air Show by increasing public transportation hours along the island on Friday, July 7, and adding additional buses to the schedule on Saturday, July 8.
On Friday, July 7, the SRIA’s three, free open-air trolleys will begin transporting customers starting at 9 a.m. to Casino Beach from Park East, located at lot 29.5 along CR 399 approximately 1.5 miles east of the Portofino Resort towers, and Park West, located at lot 21N on Fort Pickens Road just before the entrance to the National Seashore park. The trolleys will resume normal operations Friday at 5 p.m. until midnight.
On Saturday, July 8, the SRIA will have 10 buses in addition to the three open-air trolleys running along the island. Service will begin Saturday at 6 a.m. Eight buses will depart from Park West and five buses will depart from Park East. Both routes will travel back and forth to Casino Beach throughout the day Saturday. Busing service ends at 6 p.m. Saturday and the three open-air trolleys will resume normal operations again at 5 p.m. until midnight.
Passengers will only be picked up and dropped off at the SRIA’s designated trolley stops.
Passengers who wish to get back to their vehicles as soon as the air show ends need to be on the first fleet of buses leaving Casino Beach post show, or should expect to wait as long as 90 minutes for the trolleys or buses to return due to gridlocked traffic immediately following the air show.
Santa Rosa Island Authority provides the free trolleys and Escambia County Area Transit does the expert driving. More information can be found at www.visitpensacolabeach.com/trolley-information.
Due to the Naval Air Station’s security restrictions, ECAT’s Route 57 no longer services the Naval Aviation Museum Area.
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, FL. –
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) Route 43 has resumed regular bus service to the Moorings Apartments and portions of Olive Road on Thursday, February 25th. Only the Moorings Apartments Office bus stop will be serviced at this time.
Passengers may still experience minor delays on routes that service due areas affected by the weather damage.
For additional ECAT route and schedule information, please contact ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit our website atwww.goecat.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.
ECAT ROUTES EXPERIENCE DELAYS DUE TO HEIGHTENED SECURITY AT LOCAL BASES
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) routes to NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station may experience delays to heighten security checks. According to base security, all passengers must provide proper identification at the front gate entrances of NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station, effective immediately. Route service times may experience delays at this time.
The affected ECAT routes are Routes 57, 58, 59 A, and 59 Express.
For additional ECAT route and schedule information, please contact ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit our website at www.goecat.com
Effective August 3rd: Due to the Navy Point Bridge construction, Route 57 will not service Sunset Ave. & Gibbs Rd. Route 55 Eastbound will begin to service Sunset Ave. at Gulf Beach Highway as a temporary bus stop.