SCAT Bus Riders -- minor changes to Routes 1,6,12,15

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You are invited to attend a public meeting about Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) route changes in your area. SCAT is considering minor changes to Routes 1, 6, 12 and 15, in preparation for establishing 30-minute service on Route 1 and Route 6.

Minor changes to Route 6 (Beneva) and to Route 12 (Lockwood) will be in the vicinity of Tuttle Avenue, 12th Street, 17th Street and Lockwood Ridge Road. The proposed change will reroute buses along streets in this area and will remove service from the segment of Tuttle Avenue between 12th and 17th streets.

In addition, there will be minor changes to Route 1 (Fruitville) and Route 15 (Airport / Cattlemen) in the vicinity of Fruitville Road, McIntosh Road, Honore Avenue and Cattlemen Road. The proposed change will reroute buses along streets in this area and will create a new local bus service for the Fruitville neighborhood on both sides of Interstate 75.

The proposed changes could be in effect by December 2005. These changes are necessary to
increase bus operational safety through the neighborhoods and to improve on-time reliability of the routes as SCAT prepares to implement 30-minute service on Route 1 and Route 6.

Questions can be directed to 941-861-5000.

PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE HELD TO DISCUSS SCAT ROUTES 1 and 15
Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 4 - 6 p.m.
Fruitville Public Library
100 Coburn Road, Sarasota

PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE HELD TO DISCUSS SCAT ROUTES ROUTES 6 and 12
Thursday, September 8, 2005, 4 - 6 p.m.
Faith Presbyterian Church
1201 Beneva Road, Sarasota