ECAT bus in downtown Pensacola

Mission Statement

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


ECAT bus operator talks with students


  • Received 100 percent funding from Federal Transit Administration to purchase 10 new engines for the 2010 Gillig buses, which will help these buses stay on the road until the end of their lifespan.
  • Received a Mobility Enhancement Grant of $55,555 from the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged to provide additional demand-response transportation to individuals residing in rural areas of Escambia County.
  • Refurbished 20 bus shelters with solar lighting, including the new shelter installed at Highway 29 and Muscogee Road. 
  • Held a total of six public workshops and other outreach efforts for the Comprehensive Operations Analysis Phase 2 Route Modifications. Staff received public input regarding the recommended route changes and will compile a report and will present the recommendation changes with public feedback to the Board of County Commissioners for implementation in 2019.


FY 2017-2018 Numbers

  • Total Escambia County Area Transit ridership - 1,445,102
  • Farebox revenue - $947,643
  • Total ECAT revenue miles - 1,485,181
  • Total Escambia County Community Transit demand response ridership - 95,966
  • Total ECCT revenue miles - 904,642

ECAT office staff


Total ECAT ridership


Escambia County Community Transit ridership


Total revenue miles traveled