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Modes of Transportation

Here are the various transportation options available in the Florida panhandle (Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington 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 Northwest Florida without having to worry about parking or the cost of gasoline. Use the following options based on the county you live in:

Bay Town Trolley
Serving Bay County including Panama City.

ECRider
Serving Okaloosa County including Destin and Ft. Walton Beach.

Escambia County Area Transit
Serving Escambia County including Pensacola and Century.

Gadsden Connector
Weekday express service between Havana and Chattahoochee with stops in Quincy, Greensboro, and Gretna. Connects with the Gadsden Express in Quincy for trips to Tallahassee.

Gadsden Express
Weekday express service from Quincy with stops in Midway, Tallahassee Community College and C.K Steele Plaza in downtown Tallahassee.

J-Trans
J-Trans provides deviated fixed-route transit on Tuesdays and Fridays for $1/trip.

Quincy Shuttle Weekday shuttle service throughout Quincy with connections to the Gadsden Express and Gadsden Connector.

StarMetro
Serving the City of Tallahassee.

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.

Bay Area Transportation Demand Response
Serving Bay County.
850-769-0557

Big Bend Transit
Serving Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Taylor and Madison counties.
850-574-6064

Calhoun County Transit
Community Transportation Coordinator for Calhoun County.
850-674-4163

Dial-A-Ride–StarMetro's Paratransit
Serving the City of Tallahassee.
850-891-5199 

EC Dial-A-Ride
Serving Okaloosa County.
850-833-9168

ECCT Paratransit Services
Serving Escambia County.
850-595-3228

Gulf Arc and Transportation
Serving Gulf and Franklin Counties.
850-229-6550

Jackson County Transportation Inc.
Serving Jackson County.
850-482-7433

Liberty County Transit
Serving Liberty County.
850-643-2524

Tri-County Community Council
Serving Holmes, Walton, Washington, and Santa Rosa counties.
850-547-3688

Wakulla County Senior Citizens' Council
Serving Wakulla County.
850-926-7145


Carpool

Carpooling and Vanpooling

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If transit isn’t available in your area or if you’re looking for other options, consider carpooling and vanpooling.

It's a great way to cut down on transportation costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Visit Commuter Services of North Florida to find out more about economical and environmentally-friendly commute options in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties. Visit Ride On Commuter Services to find about commuting options in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Jackson and Calhoun counties. Both programs also offer an emergency ride home program which provides a free ride home when emergencies arise and you need to get home from work.


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:

Bay County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Bay County Trails

Leon County Bike Route Network

North Walton County Trails

South Walton County Trails

Florida Bike Trails and Maps

Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation

Florida Greenways and Trails Map


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

Under Florida law, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and is entitled to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Become familiar with state traffic laws that apply to bicycles and pedestrians.

Additional bicycle and pedestrian resources are listed below.

Florida Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center

National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Synopsis

Florida Bicycle Association


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.