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Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) provides public transportation for
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and is operated by the county. SCAT maintains 38 fixed-line bus routes plus a dial-a-ride
paratransit buses engaged in paratransit services. One is picking up a person who uses a wheelchair, while another is discharging another person using a mobility scooter. Paratransit is the term used in North America, also known by other names such as communit ...
service (SCAT Plus). The majority of the routes operate from Monday through Saturday with select service on Sundays.


Bus routes

SCAT operates 38 different local bus routesthat serve the cities of Sarasota, Venice, North Port, the Town of Longboat Key, and other communities of Sarasota County. Additionally, service also extends into, and is coordinated with Manatee County. SCAT paratransit service is delivered by private vendor Ride Right, LLC which provides trips to qualified people who are unable to use the fixed route service, due to a disability or being transportation disadvantaged. Trips are door to door service to and from locations during the fixed route system's regular service hours. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) trips are provided in areas within a distance of the fixed route system. Transportation Disadvantaged trips are provided to those who cannot access the fixed routed due to income, disability, or age. SCAT also has bus rapid transit (BRT) service along
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from
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to North Port.


Fleet

SCAT maintains a fleet of
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buses, including ten hybrid BRT buses that the agency purchased in 2006. SCAT also has a contingency fleet of
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and Orion V buses. Image:Sarasota transit gillig phantom.JPG, Gillig Phantom 35FT (RETIRED) Image:Sarasota transit gillig low floor 1.JPG,
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Gillig Low Floor, Low Floor 35ft Image:Sarasota transit gillig brt hybrid.JPG, Gillig Hybrid BRT 35ft Image:Sarasota County Area Transit Orion I bus.JPG,
Orion I The Orion I was a line of rigid high-floor transit buses available in 30', 35', and 40' lengths manufactured by Ontario Bus & Truck (renamed to Ontario Bus Industries (OBI) in 1977) between 1976 and 1993 for the Canadian and United States mass tra ...
35ft (RETIRED)


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Sarasota County Area Transit
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