Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is making minor changes to its system in North Port, its express bus service and other minor schedule adjustments that will take effect April 16

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SCAT schedule changes effective April 16
SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is making minor changes to its system in North Port, its express bus service and other minor schedule adjustments that will take effect April 16.

The changes will affect Monday-Saturday routes 9, 10, 14, 20, 28, 29, 30, 80X, 90X, 100X, as well as the Sunday route 215S.
Some more details about the changes:
North Port local routes
Local routes 20, 28 and 29 are being consolidated; some service areas will be discontinued. Only the new expanded route 9 will serve Sumter Boulevard between U.S. 41 and Price Boulevard. The route 28 consolidation removes service from North Port Boulevard north of U.S. 41, Appomatox Drive and South Biscayne Drive from U.S. 41 to Elyton Drive.
Route 9 North Port/Venice will extend to North Port City Hall via Cocoplum and Sumter Boulevard. Connections will be available at City Hall SCAT Park and Ride to the new consolidated route 28 (Biscayne-Bobcat). Route 9 will no longer go into Shoppes of North Port and will stop along U.S. 41 in front of the Advance Auto Parts northbound and Burger King southbound.
Route 28 will be expanded to cover most of the areas currently served by routes 20, 29 and 28. These areas include: Toledo Blade Boulevard, the Glenallen section of North Port, the Health Department on Pan American Drive, the North Port Public Library, Shoppes of North Port and Cocoplum Village Shops.
Routes 20 and 29 will be discontinued and replaced by the reconfigured Route 28.
Express bus changes
Express buses will no longer serve Shoppes of North Port. Patrons can drive and park at the North Port City Hall SCAT Park and Ride lot. Routes 80X and 100X will originate and terminate at the park and ride lot.
Route 80X: The early morning northbound trip will depart City Hall earlier, at 6:15 a.m., to improve connections at Cattlemen Station. The late afternoon southbound trip will depart the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport earlier, at 3:30 p.m., so that employees along Knights Trail can reach their night shifts before 5 p.m.
Route 90X: The late afternoon northbound trip will depart the park and ride lot earlier, at 5:05 p.m., to assure that employees at Sarasota Memorial Hospital reach their night shifts on time. Route 90X will pass by Shoppes of North Port, stopping on U.S. 41 in front of the Advance Auto Parts northbound and Burger King southbound.
Route 100X: Time point adjustments will be made to the 4:15 p.m. trip from downtown Sarasota. The express bus will arrive 10 minutes later than the current schedule.
Route 10 (Siesta Beaches)
For the summer season, route 10 service will not extend to Pinecraft or to Cattlemen Transfer Station. Buses will operate only between Turtle Beach and Southgate Mall.
Minor schedule adjustments
Route 14 (Bee Ridge): Slight time changes will be made east of Interstate 75. Buses will remain on Bee Ridge Road, except for limited Lake Sarasota neighborhood service at 5:55 a.m., 6:54 a.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:52 p.m. Neighborhood service will terminate on or about June 1, or as early as late April.
Route 215S (Cocoanut/University): Slight time changes will be made at intermediate points.
Route 30 (University/Lakewood Ranch): slight time changes will be made at intermediate points.
Venice Island supplementary reservation service
The Venice Island supplementary reservation test pilot service that began last Nov. 14 was discontinued on March 21. The test pilot service operated from and to Venice Island bus stops to the SCAT bus stop located on Golf Drive on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For questions about the test pilot project, call SCAT at 941-861-1234, ext. 5
For more schedule and map details, visit our website at www.scgov.net/scat, or call 941-861-5000.
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