Fares Resume for All Sarasota County Area Transit Services on July 6

The fares are the same as they were prior to their suspension in 2020.

By Staff June 21, 2021

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Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will resume the collection of fares for all services starting July 6. The fares, which were previously suspended as part of Sarasota County's response to Covid-19, will apply to fixed-route service and SCAT Plus. The fares are the same as they were prior to their suspension in 2020; in addition, front-door boarding will also resume.

Regular one-way service is $1.25. Adults who are 65 and older, are Medicare patients, and those with disabilities pay $.60 cents for one-way service. Adults 80 years of age and older are free. Two children five and younger are free per passenger, and each additional child is $.60 cents each. The Siesta Key Breeze remains free. Pre-purchased passes are available beginning June 28 at the SCAT downtown transfer station.

SCAT Plus will collect the following fares: $2.50 for each one-way trip for eligible persons with disabilities, those certified as transportation-disadvantaged due to age, income or disability. Advanced reservations are required to use this curb-to-curb service.  

SCAT's OnDemand service, which picks up customers within 30 minutes of their ride requests and takes them to destinations within specified zones, costs $1.25 per ride and can be paid for using an online registration service, an app or paying cash to the driver.

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