ECAT is pleased to announce buses will return to running a modified schedule instead of peak service beginning Tuesday, June 30. More bus drivers are returning to work after receiving negative COVID-19 results. Currently, there is one bus driver who tested positive.
Hours and Service Modifications:
The modified weekday schedule matches 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 with 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
- 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: Buses will continue to be limited to transporting 10 people with staggered seating. Additional vehicles will be dispatched to ensure all passengers are picked up and complying with the 10- person limit.
Escambia County Community Transportation (ECCT) will continue to 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.
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. ECAT facilities and vehicles are disinfected daily with many areas also cleaned regularly during and between shifts.
Please call ECAT Customer Service at 850-595-3228 for assistance with a specific route or additional questions. Updated information is also available at www.goECAT.com.