ECAT Bus Service
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) services UWF with Bus Route 43 to the Pensacola campus. The bus pass program for UWF students will end December 11, 2015 and resume for spring semester on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
No car, no problem
In Pensacola, ECAT provides bus service to the UWF main campus from Route 43. Some students use it when their vehicle needs repair, others choose to save on the expense of owning a car, paying for gas and insurance while they are going to college. They also like the idea of using community transportation that leaves a smaller carbon footprint on the planet.
At UWF, the ECAT bus stops at three locations: Village West Apartments (Bldg. 901); School of Science & Engineering (Bldg. 4); and WUWF Public Media (Bldg. 88).
For your convenience, download a printer-friendly version of the ECAT Route 43 Schedule and Bus Pass Policy (PDF) and view the Route 43 Map. To learn more about ECAT schedules and connections visit the ECAT website.
Free 1-Day ECAT bus passes for UWF students – From the University's perspective, we want our students to attend class. That's why Parking and Transportation Services instituted a program that provides 2 free bus passes per day to currently enrolled UWF students. Passes are available Monday through Friday from the first day of class until the last day of finals each semester. They are not available on holidays, weekends, or during breaks. To participate in the program, students may pick up 2 passes per day from the front desk at Business & Auxiliary Services (Bldg. 20W) or Parking & Transportation Services (Bldg. 91). Students will be asked to show their Nautilus Card student ID to verify they are UWF students enrolled and taking classes during the current semester. The passes can be used when needed during the semester and do not expire each day.
Fall 2015 Semester: Bus passes will be available weekdays beginning Friday, August 21 through Friday, December 11, 2015, excluding holidays.
December 2015 Holiday Break: Buses will continue to run on campus between semesters, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Transfers - Your ECAT Transfer will be active for 2 hours of time. When you board the bus:
- Pay your fare.
- If needed, request a transfer.
- You may use this transfer for the 2-hour time period marked on the back.
- When the 2-hour time period expires, you must use another bus pass or pay the base fare.
On Board Wireless - Wireless connection is available on select buses. If the bus you board has a 4”x7” “Wi-Fi Provided by ECAT” sign behind the bus operator’s seat, you can access the internet.
How To Connect:
- Join a wireless network on your computer or smartphone.
- No password is needed. Wi-Fi is an open network and secure.
Average download speed is 600Kbps to 1.4Mbps. Peak download speed is up to 3.1Mbps. Average upload speed is 350Kbps to 500Kbps. Peak upload speed is 1.8 Mbps.
This is ECAT - Connecting You video (YouTube) about On Board Wireless, Automatic Vehicle Location, and Automatic Voice Announcements.
All ECAT buses are equipped with a bike rack. Each bike rack can accommodate two bicycles and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you plan to use the service, please view ECAT's video How to Load a Bicycle. (YouTube)