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  • Free Trolley Service Returns to Pensacola Beach May 27-Sept. 5

    Published on May 24, 2022
    The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will launch their free, open-air trolley service along Pensacola Beach this Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May 27. The 2022 Pensacola Beach Island Trolley, operated by Escambia County Area Transit, will run daily from 4 p.m. to midnight through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5.
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  • CDC Issues New Masking Guidelines Regarding Public Transportation

    Published on Apr 19, 2022
    Escambia County Area Transit will no longer require a mask to be worn by passengers per the CDC guidelines as of April 18, 2022.
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  • Temporary ECAT Bus Stop Closure on West Cervantes Street

    Published on Mar 16, 2022
    The ECAT bus stop on the north side of Cervantes Street at N Street will be temporarily closed Wednesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 19 as crews perform construction activities associated with the safety improvement project. Riders may use alternate bus stops on the north side of Cervantes Street at L and Q streets.
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  • Escambia County Offices Closed and ECAT Service Canceled Friday, Jan. 21

    Published on Jan 20, 2022
    Escambia County offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 21 due to a winter weather advisory. Essential employees such as first responders and those contacted by their supervisors will be expected to maintain County operations.
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  • Public Transit Mask Mandate Extended, ECAT Following All Federal Guidelines

    Published on Dec 07, 2021
    Following President Biden's Dec. 2 announcement that masks will continue to be required aboard public transit systems until March 18, 2022, ECAT (Escambia County Area Transit) would like to remind patrons that face masks are required aboard all buses and in indoor bus terminals and other transportation hubs.
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  • Public Trolley Services Increased for the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

    Published on Nov 02, 2021
    To mitigate parking congestion along Pensacola Beach during the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show weekend, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will be increasing free public transportation hours along the island on Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6.
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  • ECAT Bus Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident on Oct. 28.

    Published on Oct 28, 2021
    Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) 1459 bus was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a truck on Route 52 at Fairfield Drive and Palafox Street. The bus was stationary at the time of the crash. Four passengers were on the bus. Three were transported to a local hospital by Escambia County EMS. Escambia County Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. No other routes are affected by the crash. ECAT buses will continue to run as scheduled.
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  • Normal Service will resume Tuesday, Aug. 31. - ECAT bus service, UWF and Pensacola Beach Trolley service suspended Monday, Aug. 30.

    Published on Aug 29, 2021
    ECAT bus service, UWF and Pensacola Beach Trolley service will be suspended Monday, Aug. 30. Escambia County Community Transportation (ECCT) will suspend regular service, except for dialysis and life-sustaining services on Monday.
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  • Labor Day Closures for Escambia County Offices

    Published on Aug 29, 2021
    ECAT administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 and buses and trolleys will run on a modified Labor Day schedule. The only bus service operating will be the Pensacola Beach Trolleys. Buses and UWF trolleys will not run service. Regular service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.
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  • Pensacola Beach Island Trolley Services Canceled Sunday Evening Due to Hurricane Ida

    Published on Aug 29, 2021
    In an abundance of caution, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) has canceled the Pensacola Beach Island Trolley service for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, due to the remnant weather from Hurricane Ida. Trolley service will resume again on Monday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m.
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  • ECAT Bus Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Published on Jun 23, 2021
    An Escambia County Area Transit bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident near N. Davis Highway and E. Fairfield Drive. There were no injuries reported by the bus driver or bus passengers; however, seven patients from other vehicles were transported to a local area hospital by Escambia County EMS. Another bus will be picking up ECAT route 52.
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  • Pensacola Beach Island Trolley Services Canceled Friday and Saturday Due to Tropical Storm Claudette

    Published on Jun 18, 2021
    For safety purposes due to Tropical Storm Claudette, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) has canceled the Pensacola Beach Island Trolley services on Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19.
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  • Parade Route Detours Saturday, May 29

    Published on May 28, 2021
    ECAT will begin the Parade Route schedule as per our current Ride Guide at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29 due to the Pensacola Grand Carnivale Parade.
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  • Service Announcement

    Published on May 27, 2021
    When the Pensacola Bay Bridge reopens, Escambia County Area Transit will discontinue service for the Route 61 detour across the Garcon Point Bridge. Normal schedules for Route 61 and Route 64 Beach Jumper will restart. Click more to see June 1 schedules.
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  • Memorial Day Closures for County Offices 2021

    Published on May 26, 2021
    Escambia County Area Transit administrative offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. ECAT buses will run a modified holiday service Monday, May 31 for the following routes: 59X Express, Route 61, 64 Beach Jumper and the Pensacola Beach Trolleys. No UWF Trolley service will run. Regular modified services will resume Tuesday, June 1.
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  • Schedule for Good Friday and Easter

    Published on Mar 26, 2021
    ECAT buses will run regular service Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. Escambia County Area Transit administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. No ECAT bus or UWF Trolley service will run on Easter Sunday, April 4. Regular modified services will resume Monday, April 5.
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  • Face Coverings on Public Transit is a Federal Mandate

    Published on Feb 10, 2021
    ECAT (Escambia County Area Transit) would like to remind residents that face masks are required to ride public transportation. Free face masks have been provided since June 1 and will continue to be available. Face masks have also been required to ride ECAT since Dec. 21.
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