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ECAT Modifies Schedules, Limits to 10 Riders

Published Mar 21, 2020

The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) will move bus routes to a modified schedule starting on Monday, March 23, 2020.

The safety, health and security of our customers, employees and our community are our top priorities, therefore, the ECAT is taking steps to mitigate potential exposure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hours and Service Modifications:

Effective on Monday, March 23, 2020 and continuing through April 14, 2020, weekday bus routes will run on a modified schedule. This modified weekday schedule will match our “Holiday Schedule,” which runs every two hours and with the final route trips departing ECAT and Downtown at 6 p.m. The same modified schedule will run on Saturdays and no service on Sundays. The following routes will be temporarily suspended until further notice:

  • Route 41, East Pensacola Heights
  • Route 59A, NAS Pensacola, Airport
  • Route 59X, NAS Pensacola, Downtown, Cordova Mall
  • Route 61, Pensacola Beach
  • Route 64, Beach Jumper
  • UWF Regular Trolley Service

Routes 1, 2, 31, 32, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 55, 57, 58, 60, and 63 will continue to operate  modified schedule service Monday – Saturday. UWF Express Trolley will also continue service Monday - Saturday.

Capacity Limit 10 Passengers: ECAT will be scaling capacity to increase social distancing and safety for the general public as well as employees. Buses will be limited to transporting 10 people and encourage staggered seating. Additional vehicles will be dispatched to ensure all passengers are picked up and complying with the 10- person limit.

Please call ECAT Customer Service at (850) 595-3228 if you need assistance with a specific route or have additional questions. Updated information will also available on

ECAT continues to coordinate with the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center, the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies to monitor this fluid situation. Additional daily cleaning and disinfecting of ECAT vehicles and stations will continue and could be increased as needed.

Paratransit Services

Escambia County Community Transportation (ECCT) will temporarily suspend all paratransit services after 7 p.m. for weekday and Saturday services.  All medical necessary trips will be honored. Sunday service is temporarily suspended. All expired eligibility will be extended for 90 days. In-person eligibility interviews will be rescheduled or completed over the phone. Please call ECCT Customer Service at (850) 595-0501 if you need assistance. 

These changes are expected to stay in place through April 14, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate, modify or update our plans.

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