Collier Area Transit is not able to transport large items that would block the vehicles aisles, such as surfboards. Smoking, vaping, eating, drinking, the playing of loud audio, and the wearing of roller blades are prohibited.
Faq Category: General
Are bicycles allowed on the bus?
Yes, but they must be transported using the bike rack located at the front of the bus. If foldable, it must be folded and stored away from the aisle.
Are bus passes available?
Yes. All-day passes and 30-Day passes are available for purchase. An all-day pass for adults can be purchased for $3. Seniors, students, veterans, and people with disabilities can purchase a reduced all-day pass costing $1.50. 30-Day passes cost $40 for adults and $20 for seniors, students and people with disabilities. A 30-Day pass is also offered for the Marco Express, at $70 for adults and $35 for seniors, students, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Can a Marco Express 30 day pass be used freely on all other bus routes?
Yes, a Marco Express 30 day pass allows you to travel through the Collier Area Transit system on any route.
Can riders bring a wheelchair or scooter on board?
Yes. CAT buses are equipped to transport wheelchairs and scooters for persons with disabilities. Motorized equipment must be battery powered – gasoline powered chairs or scooters cannot be accommodated.
Does Collier Area Transit operate on holidays?
Collier Area Transit does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
How much is bus fare?
A single full fare ride is $2. Reduced fares of $1 are available to persons with disabilities, senior citizens aged 65 and older, and students with a valid ID. Children under the age of 5 ride for free. A single fare for the Marco Express is $3, reduced fares are also available. Daily, 7 day and 30 day passes are available. Drivers cannot make change on the bus, so please have the exact fare ready when boarding. For more information regarding fares, please click here.
Still need help or have a question?
Contact customer service staff Monday through Saturday from 6am to 6pm and Sunday from 7am to 5pm at 239.252.7777.
What is flag down service and how do I know if my route is designated as such?
To flag down a bus simply stand in a safe and visible area. Choose a location on the right side of the road. As the bus approaches you, look toward the bus and place your arm high in the air to get the driver’s attention. To flag down a bus in the dark or poor weather, passengers may consider using a flashlight or other visible device to help signal the driver. If flag down service is available on a particular route, it will be stated on the Route information on the website. (This only applies to beach bus)
What is the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program?
The Commuter Services Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program is designed to take the anxiety out of leaving your car at home, allowing you to take advantage of other commute option that is right for you. If you are registered as a carpool, vanpool, transit, bike or walk participant in the Commuter Services database (http://www.swflroads.com/commute-connector/emergency-ride-home.html), you may be eligible for the Emergency Ride Home Program. If eligible, the ERH program may provide you with up to four (4) rides home in case of personal illness, family emergency or unexpected overtime (certain restrictions apply). It is not intended for rides to work, scheduled appointments or planned overtime. Please make sure your company is partnered with commuter services and offering the Emergency Ride Home Program before requesting use of the program. For more information, contact 1.866.585.RIDE.