North Escambia Community Transportation Offers $1 Rides

May 11, 2019

The North Escambia Transportation Service Pilot Project offers $1 rides as a door-to-door on demand transportation project in the area north of Quintette Road.

The project serves Walnut Hill, Davisville and Bratt on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Century, Molino and McDavid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The service is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The service is $1 per trip with riders picked up at their home or other location within the North Escambia area. The new service does not run a fixed route, but it allows connections at the standard fare to the ECAT Route 60 bus that connects Century, Molino and Cantonment to the rest of the ECAT system.

To qualify for the program, participants must live north of Quintette Road within Escambia County and complete a short application (click to download). All trips require a 24-hour advance reservation by calling (850) 595-0501 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays

The service is available for anyone living in the service area that completes the application and meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • Persons with no other means of transportation that do not live on a bus route
  • Persons age 60 or older
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons that have an economic hardship

The North Escambia Transportation Service Pilot Project is funded through a Transportation Disadvantaged Mobility Enhancement Grant. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “North Escambia Community Transportation Offers $1 Rides”

  1. BIN on May 12th, 2019 2:01 pm

    And about the only thanks to the tax payer is ” YOU ARE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING!

  2. Joann on May 11th, 2019 9:39 pm

    An absolute blessing and priceless to those communities that need it most. Hopefully, Santa Rosa will get on board too! A way to get around AND to work.

  3. L. B. on May 11th, 2019 2:15 pm

    I hope the Residents in these areas will support THEIR transportation system.
    And keep this service operating in these areas. The future of the Quintette, Molino, Century areas might look dim now, but I see the future of these communities growing everyday. AND FOR THE RESIDENTS THAT THINK THAT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES who can live here in the country, you are in for a rude Awakenings.
    Bring in the Jobs, bring in the residents, lets build and grow.

  4. anne 1of2 on May 11th, 2019 1:51 pm

    I think this is beyond wonderful for these people. Just to be able to have a change of scenery for awhile. It is so hard to give up driving and this service will help encourage those who need to to give up driving. My favorite part is the seatbelt one lady is using. Clean, safe, secure. What a great service.

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