Escambia County Area Transit's Summer Wheels Youth Pass Program and free Pensacola Beach trolley season will launch Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day weekend.
The free Pensacola Beach trolley service is funded through the Santa Rosa Island Authority and is open to riders of all ages from Friday, May 24 through Labor Day weekend. The trolleys will run seven days a week, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The trolley has 35 stops along the beach, from the Fort Pickens gate to Portofino Island Resort.
The ECAT Summer Wheels Youth Pass Program will include free, unlimited rides for Summer Wheels Pass holders, ages 18 and under, from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
During last year's Summer Wheels Youth Pass Program, 739 individuals were issued passes, and 10,952 trips were taken. The free bus programs provide youth with the opportunity to explore Pensacola, travel to summer jobs, visit county libraries and participate in summer camps. ECAT also offers free training for those who are new to the bus system to help read the Ride Guide, plan trips and review safety.
In addition to the Summer Wheels Program, Escambia County students grades K-12 are now able to use their county-issued student library cards as a free bus pass year-round, on all ECAT buses and trolleys.
To receive a free Summer Wheels Pass, bring your kids and their photo IDs to ECAT’s main office located at 1515 W. Fairfield Drive, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Apply for the Summer Wheels Pass online and view complete application details here.
For more information about ECAT and its routes, visit goecat.com, email email@example.com or call 850-595-3228.