Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has initiated a ten-year Transit Development Plan major update. A Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) required, 10-year horizon plan. The TDP is intended to support the development of an effective multimodal transportation system in Escambia County and serves as the basis for defining public transit needs, which is a prerequisite to receive state funds.
The focus will be to reimage the fixed-route ECAT system in order to offer the users more frequent and reliable options. This plan also seeks to integrate innovative transportation concepts such as, but not limited to bus rapid transit, ridesharing (Uber, LYFT, etc.), bike sharing, as well as other modes. The central objective of this effort is to improve transit opportunities and offer a robust, multimodal connection experience for the ECAT service area.