ECAT Bus Service
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) services UWF with Bus Route 43 to the Pensacola campus.
No car, no problem
More and more students are using public transportation to get to school. 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 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.
Summer 2015 Semester: The last day to pick up bus passes for Summer semester is Friday, August 7th.
Fall 2015 Semester: Bus passes will be available weekdays beginning Friday, August 21 through Friday, December 11, 2015, excluding holidays.
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)