Road construction, weather, special events — a variety of circumstances may cause MCAT to temporarily detour a route from its normal path. Route detour maps and schedules along with special and holiday service notices will be posted here.


Temporary Route 9 Detour beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and continuing until October 9, 2017.

Route 9 Detour Notice


Temporary Route 4 Detour beginning Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and continuing until September 20, 2017.

Route 4 Detour Notice


Route 3/Manatee Avenue Temporary Service Reduction Beginning May 6

Temporary Service Reduction Notice
Temporary Service Reduction Schedule


Bus Shelter

Manatee County Area Transit is in the process of re-branding and will be changing all of our buses, bus shelters and bus benches to a new color scheme. The phase we are entering now involves the removal of shelters and benches so please don’t be alarmed if your bench or shelter disappears temporarily. We promise that a new one will be installed ASAP. The areas along US 41, Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue should see the first signs of these improvements.

Please feel free to contact us at 941-747-8621 with any concerns.