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SCAT launches public input mobility survey

Sarasota County Area Transit launches online public input survey

Post Date:07/29/2020 12:55 PM

Sarasota County is gathering public input from residents, businesses, employers, agencies, and patrons of the Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) system through this online survey. 

The public input survey provides an opportunity for SCAT patrons to share comments about their transportation needs related to SCAT services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this public engagement is being conducted through online tools instead of regular in-person sessions and will collect comments through Sunday, August 9. 

Interim SCAT Director Jane Grogg reminds community members to visit the SCAT website, scgov.net/SCAT, in order to participate in the survey and stay informed of proposed changes to the SCAT system.

"Your input is valuable. Your thoughts and suggestions will help inform the recommendations developed for consideration by county commissioners," Grogg added.

The SCAT website will continue to be updated with additional information and a second survey in August, date to be announced. Comments from both online surveys will be used later this summer to develop recommendations for the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners.  

Sarasota County has been exploring SCAT mobility redesign concepts in order to better meet the needs, demands and expectations of the community. SCAT is evaluating mobility concepts such as replacing lower performing fixed-route buses with general-public, on-demand, curb-to-curb and other types of transportation services such as vanpool, carpool, and bike share. Service changes resulting from this work would start in early 2021.

To learn more about the SCAT network and services, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit scgov.net (keywords Sarasota County Area Transit). 

Survey link: https://www.scgov.net/government/scat-bus-service/scat-bus-service