The Pensacola area has seen the importance of offering public transportation for more than 100 years. In fact, the first public transportation services offered in Pensacola date back to 1884. The system has experienced significant growth since Escambia County's early days of mule drawn cars on a 3.5-mile system. ECAT currently has 1,500+ bus stops covering 285 miles of routes with a record 1.6 million annual passenger trips. Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has provided citizens with safe, convenient and affordable transportation throughout the Pensacola area.
The ECAT system currently provides service through the fixed-route bus, seasonal Pensacola Beach trolley, University of West Florida (UWF) on-campus trolley and ADA paratransit transportation.
Fun Facts about ECAT:
- Started service in 1950
- Employs over 125 individuals
- Provides weekday and Saturday service
The fixed route system gets you where you want to go! It currently operates 15 routes throughout the entire Pensacola community, six days a week.
These trolleys will whisk you around Pensacola Beach in free, festive and fun island style! They operate Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Additional service is provided on July 4th, Blue Angel Air Show weekend and Labor Day weekend.
Beach Trolley fare - FREE
These trolleys cater to our thriving student population in Pensacola. It currently consists of four campus-themed trolleys and runs seven days a week. Service is open and available to everyone - students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Trolley Fare - FREE
We at ECAT are proud to offer service specifically for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use our fixed-route service. For ADA eligible riders wishing to travel, we provide both curb-to-curb and upon request, door-to-door transportation.
ADA Transportation certified individuals possessing an ADA identification card ride free on fixed-route buses. Please present your ADA identification card to the ECAT bus operator for a free ride.
ADA transportation is provided in accordance with a contract through Escambia County. Current service is provided through Pensacola Bay Transportation.
To schedule an ADA transportation trip call Pensacola Bay Transportation at 850-476-8130, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Cancellations must be made at least two hours before your scheduled pick-up time.