ECAT Returns To Charging Regular Fares As Of Today

January 25, 2021

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has resumed regular fares as of today and is continuing to require face masks.

Regular fares have been suspended since March 23.

Free face masks have been provided to ECAT riders since June 1 and will continue to be available. Face have been required on ECAT buses since Monday, December 21. If a passenger meets one of the Florida Department of Health requirements that prevents mask wearing, the passenger can notify the bus operator. Social distancing will still be encouraged on all ECAT vehicles.


6 Responses to “ECAT Returns To Charging Regular Fares As Of Today”

  1. Bewildered on January 29th, 2021 4:43 am

    Charlie Robinson is so correct. This applies even to the social security scams. If you worked all your life and have saved a little the government has a way to take it back In form of medical co-payments, transportation costs, etc. Deadbeats however get everything free – Health care, rides, meals, Let’s follow Joe Namath’s (commercials) advice and figure out how to become freeloaders.

  2. CHARLIE ROBINSON on January 27th, 2021 11:27 am

    Nothing is free!
    If you get anything “free” from the government there is a hard working person paying for it.

  3. Matt on January 26th, 2021 11:56 am

    Almost think with the 10 people who ride the bus we might be better giving out Uber or Lyft gift cards.

  4. Bill on January 26th, 2021 5:53 am

    In a sane world we would abolish the private automobile and build functional public transportation that offered free accessible safe and convenient service to everyone.

    However, in reality ECAT adds almost no value to the community. I’m surprised they don’t have to pay people to use it.

  5. Don't Tread on ME on January 25th, 2021 2:21 pm

    Is ECAT still a thing? Asking for a taxpayer

  6. Oversight on January 25th, 2021 7:34 am

    Since ECAT has been “free” for 10 months, has ridership increased or is it still a dismal failure? Using the number individual riders and the current year’s annual budget for the system, we could likely give each a car and get out of the bus business.

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