Sarasota County
Local Coordinating Board

The Sarasota County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, comprised of state agency and community representatives of the transportation disadvantaged population, was created to identify local service needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the Sarasota County Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners is the CTC for Sarasota County and provides life-sustaining paratransit service, which is currently operated by Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT).  If you would be interested in applying for local transportation services, call Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) at 941-861-1234 OR dowload the SCAT Plus Application 

For more information about Sarasota County Transportation Disadvantaged program, please contact Slade Downs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sarasota LCB Agendas and Minutes

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2021 Chair
Commissioner Christian Ziegler


Department of Children & Families

Florida Department of Education
(Division of Vocational Rehab)

Agency for Health Care Admin.
(Medicaid Area Eight)

Public Education
(Sarasota County School Board)

Children at Risk
(Special Ed. Sarasota County, School Board)

Veterans Affairs

Elderly Citizens

Citizens with Disabilities
(Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Inc.)

Citizen Advocate

Transportation Provider
(Easter Seals)

CareerSource Suncoast

Dept. of Elder Affairs (AAA)

Economically Disadvantaged

Citizen Advocate User


CTC - SCAT +Plus

Benjamin Pearl
Sarah Blanchard
Megan Lui
Seth Kling

MPO Staff
Slade Downs

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