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Transportation Disadvantaged Services
Each county in the state has a Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) program to provide transportation to those who, because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are, therefore, dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life-sustaining activities, or children who are handicapped or high-risk. The Sarasota/Manatee area provides that transportation service through both Sarasota County Area Transit and Manatee County Area Transit.
Each county has a Local Transportation Coordinating Board (LCB) to oversee the transit agency providing the service to the Transportation Disadvantaged population. This board is comprised of state social service agencies, local agencies, users of the system, elderly citizens, and school board representatives. The board is a cross-section of users or user representatives.
For more detailed information, go to www.fdot.gov/ctd
If you would be interested in applying for local transportation services, call either Manatee County Area Transit(MCAT) at 941 748-2317 or
Sarasota County Area Transit(SCAT) at 941-861-1234