ECAT Bus Station

Mission Statement

Escambia County shall operate a safe, reliable public transportation system that effectively and efficiently accommodates existing / future mobility needs, stimulates economic development and strengthens communities as identified through ongoing outreach to Escambia County’s residents, visitors and businesses.


ECAT Staff

Mass Transit Brought In-House


In fiscal year 2016/17 Mass Transit was managed by contractor First Transit. For FY 2017/18, the Escambia County Commission voted to create an in-house Mass Transit Department, which reports directly to the county administrator. The newly created Mass Transit Department is the county’s public transportation system, which includes Escambia County Area Transit and Escambia County Community Transportation. Escambia County is also the designated Community Transportation Coordinator by the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

FY 2016-17 Numbers

  • Total (Fixed Route Only) Ridership - 1,234,586
  • Farebox Revenue - $978,260
  • Total Revenue Miles - 1,492,115
  • Total Revenue Hours - 94,400

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More than 1,000 bus stops