MCAT begins service to G.T. Bray Park, Sat. March 14

  • Mar 13, 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 13, 2015) – Reaching G.T. Bray for a stroll in the park will be easier than ever for Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) passengers. MCAT’s Route 4 service will begin a trial route tomorrow, March 14, delivering passengers to G.T. Bray Recreation Center.

 Route 4 currently travels westbound along Cortez Road before turning north on 51st Street West, then west again on Manatee Avenue. The route then continues south to Blake Medical Center before turning around. The new route will suspend service along 51st Street West north of 33rd Avenue Drive West, instead turning west on that road, crossing G.T. Bray Park. After making one stop at the Rec Center, the bus will continue west on 33rd and then north along 59th Street West to Blake Medical Center.


MCAT Planning Manager Ryan Suarez says that the new route will be tested for several months before a final decision is made whether to continue the new route to G.T. Bray Park.


“We want to create a more direct route to G.T. Bray,” Suarez said. “We expect Bray to be a better generator of bus ridership.” 


Those accustomed to the older Route 4 can still board MCAT bus services at 34th Avenue West and 51st Street West and at Manatee Avenue and at 51st Street West. 


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