Modes of Transportation

Here are the various transportation options available in Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota counties). Choose your favorite mode of transportation to find out more information and resources related to that mode, then take the transportation challenge.

Bus

Bus

Ride around Southwest Florida without having to worry about parking or the cost of gasoline. Use the following options based on the county you live in:

Charlotte County Transit (CCT)
Serving Charlotte County.

Citrus Connection: Lakeland Area Mass Transit
Serving Polk County including Winter Haven, rural routes servicing Bartow, Ft. Meade and Frostproof.

Clew-Belle Community Bus Route
Serving Hendry and Palm Beach counties through bus route between Clewiston and Belle Glade.

Collier Area Transit (CAT)
Serving Collier County.

DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit (DART)
Serving the City of Arcadia.

Lee County Transit (LeeTran)
Serving Lee County.

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT)
Serving Manatee County.

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)
Serving Sarasota County.

These services are further described on the website of each of these agencies.

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Many of these agencies also offer complimentary on-call services for individuals who are not able to use the regular fixed route bus service because of a disability, age or other limitations.

Charlotte County Dial-A-Ride
and Sunshine Ride

Serving Charlotte County.

Collier Area Paratransit
Serving Collier County.

DART
Serving the City of Arcadia.

Good Wheels
Serving Transportation Disadvantaged services in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties and portions of Collier County.

Manatee County Paratransit
(Handy Bus System)

Serving Manatee County.

MV Transportation (CTC)
Serving Transportation Disadvantaged services, rural public transportation, and seniors and those with disabilities in Highlands, Hardee, Okeechobee, and DeSoto counties.

Lee County Paratransit
(Passport ADA Service)

Serving Lee County.

Sarasota County Paratransit (SCAT)
Serving Sarasota County.

Carpool

Ridesharing

Ridesharing is a great way to cutting down transportation costs and reducing your carbon footprint. Visit Commuter Services for Southwest Florida to find out more about commute options such as carpooling and vanpooling and other commuter programs.

Telework

Telework

Telework is a work arrangement whereby employees are allowed to perform the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions through the use of computers or telecommunications, at home or another place apart from the employees' usual place of work. Ask your supervisor or human resources staff if you can telework during Mobility Week.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycling is one of the most utilized modes of active transportation in Florida. Thousands of Florida residents bike to work as their primary mode or use their bikes in conjunction with bus/rail.

For information on bicycling, visit the following resources:

Walking

Walking

Walking has significant benefits on our transportation system, environment and on our personal health. Visit mapmywalk to find printable walking maps of any city. The resources below provide information on pedestrian laws, responsibilities and safety tips.

Walking and Bicycling Safety

Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Synopsis

Florida Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center

National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Other Resources

You can always use other options such as taxis, private car share or ride hailing services for your last mile connectivity or in conjunction with other commuter benefits programs.