Manatee County Area Transit
Local fixed route bus operates Monday – Saturday 5:30am – 8pm. Anna Maria Island Trolley operates daily, 6am – 10:30pm. Longboat Key Trolley operates daily, 5:30am – 8pm. The Beach Express operates Sunday/Holidays, 9am – 5pm. read on Bus and Trolley Schedules
Tips and helpful information about the fares, fare policies and bus passes for riding public buses and trolleys in Manatee County. read on Fares/Fare Policies
The Handy Bus provides origins to destination service for those individuals who, because of a disability or other reason are transportation disadvantaged (dependent on others for transportation) and therefore are unable to access the fixed route system. read on Handy Bus
MCAT is the major public transportation provider in Manatee County. MCAT will continue to improve the quality of life for County residents and visitors by providing, in a cost-efficient manner, a readily-accessible, intermodal means of mobility for those who want to use its services, and by providing alternative means of transportation to minimize impacts of traffic congestion on major roads in the county. read on Ridership
MCAT planners are involved with reporting on and evaluating MCAT’s service. This includes evaluating current service, but also thinking about what MCAT, Manatee County and the region will look like in the future. read on
Information regarding Manatee County Area Transit’s Transit Development Plan and Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan updates.
Advertising on MCAT buses and trolleys can help you reach a diverse buying audience in a captive environment.
Learn more on how public transportation provides an affordable, necessary, alternative to driving. read on