Category: Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)

HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes

Plus holiday schedules for other selected transit agencies This combined post will cover special holiday service that Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be launching for the July 4th holiday, holiday schedules for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) & a few others, plus… Continue Reading “HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes”

Sarasota County Area Transit Social Media Channel Notice

At first glance, you’d think it was some sort of April Fool’s joke, but it’s not. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) announced on March 18, 2019 that they are taking part in an effort by Sarasota County Government to consolidate social media channels into… Continue Reading “Sarasota County Area Transit Social Media Channel Notice”

Fall 2018 Service Changes

It’s that time again, time to roll out the next batch of transit system service changes. Effective dates and scope of changes will vary greatly by transit agency. For this post, I’m going to divide each of the changes by transit agency and arrange… Continue Reading “Fall 2018 Service Changes”

Sarasota County Area Transit sells express bus fleet to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Post was updated on 11/25/2018.Please see the bottom of this post for the updated information. Many transit agencies go through vehicle replenishment on a regular basis. Here in the United States, most transit vehicles operate anywhere from 10 to 15 years before it’s time… Continue Reading “Sarasota County Area Transit sells express bus fleet to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit”

MCAT & SCAT Winter 2018 Service Changes

It’s that time again, time to enact service changes across multiple transit districts. In this post, I will be discussing the various service changes going into effect for Manatee County Area Transit & Sarasota County Area Transit. Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) MCAT enacted… Continue Reading “MCAT & SCAT Winter 2018 Service Changes”

SCAT April, 2017 Service Changes

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will be enacting service changes during the weekend of April 15 and 16. These changes will affect more than half of the SCAT system. Schedules will be posted to the SCAT website soon, and printed schedules will be available… Continue Reading “SCAT April, 2017 Service Changes”

SCAT April 2016 Service Changes

These changes took effect on 4/16/16. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) enacted service changes on Friday, April 16, 2016. These changes affect numerous routes throughout Sarasota County, including all three express routes. Probably the biggest change is the merger of Routes 20, 28, and… Continue Reading “SCAT April 2016 Service Changes”

Improving Regional Bus Connections in Tampa Bay

Making inter-county travel via transit even better! With the launch of an improved Purple Bus Route in Hernando County and the upcoming cross-bay connection between Pinellas and Manatee Counties, traveling from one county to another couldn’t be any easier! As shown in the illustration… Continue Reading “Improving Regional Bus Connections in Tampa Bay”

Columbus Day Holiday 2015 Transit Schedule

Monday, October 12, 2015 is Columbus Day. Unlike most Federal holidays, where transit services are typically limited to weekend-level services, most transit districts tend to operate on a typical weekday schedule on Columbus Day, with some districts operating weekday services with modifications. In the Tampa… Continue Reading “Columbus Day Holiday 2015 Transit Schedule”

Holiday Transit Services for Independence Day – July 4, 2014

Independence Day will be on Friday, July 4, and as with many holidays, transit services will be limited. Please see the listing below to see what level of service that each transit district will operate.