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MCAT Transportation Disadvantaged Service


MCAT is Manatee County's designated Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). 

The MCAT Transportation Disadvantaged Program is a discretionary program which provides transportation assistance to those in the community who, because of low income status, cannot afford transportation services. The TD services are provided through an ongoing funding partnership between the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) and Manatee County Government.

Additional information on services provided by the MCAT Transportation Disadvantaged Program, including an application to apply, can be found at


TD Tampa Bay County-to-County Service


TD Tampa Bay service complements the MCAT Transportation Disadvantaged Program, by providing county-to-county transportation (trips that originate in Manatee with a destination in any of the other four TBARTA region counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando) anytime during TD Tampa Bay's service hours:

  • Monday through Friday:  5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:  7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

TD Tampa Bay does not provide any in-county transportation in Manatee County. Those are TD eligible trips that begin and end in Manatee County.  All in-county TD eligible transportation is provided by the MCAT Transportation Disadvantaged Program.

To schedule a ride with TD Tampa Bay you must first complete and submit an application.