Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) serves more than 6,000 riders daily on fixed routes throughout Sarasota County. Our mission is to provide safe and courteous transportation service in an accountable and timely manner.
Fast facts about SCAT:
- All buses are ADA-accessible.
- Each bus is equipped with a bike rack that can hold two bicycles.
- You can check the status of your bus at http://scattrack./.
- Every bus has cameras installed for passenger safety.
- SCAT buses are designated a “Safe Place” for passengers in danger.
- Additional programs are available for veterans, those who are medically dependent or those who require transportation assistance.
Fixed-route buses run 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Monday - Sunday.
Visit our schedules and route maps page to view times for each route.
The Siesta Key Breeze Trolley
The Breeze runs 365 days a year, including major holidays.
Hours of operation:
- Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight.
If a young person needs immediate help, you can depend on the SCAT bus with the Safe Place logo.
- The young person needs to: let the driver know that they need help,
- then the driver will talk with dispatch, who will call a licensed Safe Place agency.
- Within 30 minutes or less: A Safe Place staff member will arrive and talk with the young person.
Once the staff member meets with the young person, they will then make sure the youth (and their families) receive the help and services they need.
For the safety and comfort of all passengers, please observe the following rules while riding this SCAT bus. You will be warned and may be required to leave the bus or the bus stop area if you violate any of the rules.
Click here for a printable version of SCAT passenger rules.
WARNING: ASSAULT/BATTERY AGAINST A TRANSIT OPERATOR IS A FELONY.
- No littering.
- No weapons.
- No bare feet.
- No distracting the driver.
- No consuming alcoholic beverages.
- No flammable or explosive materials.
- No lying down or putting feet on seats.
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- Shirts, bottom attire and shoes are required.
- No emitting offensive body or clothing odors.
- No eating or open containers of food or drink.
- Do not distribute leaflets or post unauthorized notices.
- Do not display lewd or indecent behavior and/or attire.
- No loud talking, abusive, profane or obscene language.
- No physical or verbal harassment of other passengers or SCAT employees.
- No use of radios, media players, computers, etc. without headphones on low volume.
- No smoking or vaping of any tobacco product or use of any non-tobacco electronic device.
- No soliciting, proselytizing or attempting to buy or sell anything on SCAT buses or facilities.
- Pets must be kept in small carriers (guide dogs and service animals may accompany disabled passengers).
- Personal belongings must fit in your lap or fit underneath the seat; they cannot block the aisle under any circumstances.
THE POLICE OR OTHER APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY WILL BE CALLED IF YOU:
- Engage in illegal activities.
- Engage in fighting or threaten violence.
- Fail to leave the bus after having been directed to do so.
- Willfully destroy or damage SCAT or other county property.
Created by County Ordinance 2000-034, the Citizens Advisory Committee for Public Transportation provides a conduit for citizen input to the County Commission, sitting as the Sarasota County Transportation Authority. The committee makes recommendations or provides advice to the commission and staff.
The committee of eight members meets approximately four times a year. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.
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Sarasota County Area Transit is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, nationality, place of national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability.