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 for the agency to bid farewell and retire them. Some agenciesContinue 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 the following changes on Saturday, February 3, 2018 Select the routeContinue reading “MCAT & SCAT Winter 2018 Service Changes”

Transit Agency Service Status Post-Hurricane Irma

Updated on 9/18/17 at 6:15AM – THIS IS THE LAST UPDATE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!! Please check the Florida Public Transportation Association website to find your area’s respective transit agency website. Please be advised that due to the severe damage in the Florida Keys, Key West Transit will not be operating for the foreseeable future. Service Status asContinue reading “Transit Agency Service Status Post-Hurricane Irma”

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 on or after April 10, 2017. Route 1: Buses will remainContinue reading “SCAT April, 2017 Service Changes”

Why Privatizing Public Transit is BAD NEWS

The debate has sprung up at least a couple of times in the past five years here in Tampa Bay, but now it seems that the debate on whether to contract out public transit agencies to a private operator is gaining some steam. Right smack dab in the middle of this debate are at leastContinue reading “Why Privatizing Public Transit is BAD NEWS”

President’s Day Holiday Transit Schedule

Monday, February 17, 2014 is President’s 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 President’s Day, with some districts operating weekday services with modifications. In the Tampa Bay Area, most area transit districts (HART, PSTA, MCAT, SCAT,Continue reading “President’s Day Holiday Transit Schedule”

MLK Day Transit Services

Just a reminder; for the upcoming MLK Holiday, which is Monday, January 21, 2012, the following districts will operate on a normal weekday schedule: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA – Pinellas County, FL) Central Ave Trolley Suncoast Beach Trolley Clearwater Jolley Trolley FLEX (Connector) Services Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT – Sarasota County, FL) ManateeContinue reading “MLK Day Transit Services”