Manatee County Area Transit
In an effort to accommodate voters on Election Day, Manatee County Commissioners took action to suspend fares on MCAT buses and trolleys on Aug. 26 and Nov. 4, 2014. Passengers will be allowed to ride for free all day long. Buses and trolleys will not deviate from their established fixed-routes or schedules.
Paratransit riders are asked to call (941) 748-2317 in advance to schedule a ride to their polling location.
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Route #8 - Route Change
Beginning Monday, July 14, 2014 route #8 will take a different route when leaving from Wal-Mart on SR 70 (53rd Avenue East) to provide service to the new Goodwill that will be opening soon. When pulling out of Wal-Mart route #8 will turn left onto 30th Street East, left onto 51st Avenue East past Goodwill, then cross over US 301, left on 24th Street East to SR 70 then regular route.
A new bus stop will be placed across the street from Goodwill and a new bus shelter will be placed at Goodwill for passenger convenience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to your kind cooperation.