What is the Pre-paid Fare Program?
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT), Handy Bus has established a program, so that the customer is able to pay their fare in advance, so they do not have to deposit cash into the fare box for their trips. This is available to Handy Bus customers effective November 2, 2015.
The Pre-paid Fare Program allows the customer to make a minimum deposit of $50 by check or money order, and funds are drawn from their account as Handy Bus trips are booked. Pre-paid funds are established on the customer’s account, allowing the participating passengers to board the Handy Bus without any cash handling or on-board fare payment.