Charlotte County Transit
Make the connection to destinations throughout Charlotte County. Enjoy the freedom of curbside transportation to and from your destination. Leave the worries and high costs of driving behind.
Charlotte County Transit is a shared ride curb-to-curb transit service provided to the general public throughout Charlotte County. Service area consists of all of Charlotte County and includes the Charlotte County portion of Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas; including Lake Suzy area in Desoto County. Transit will also provide trips to The North Port Family Health Center on 6950 Outreach Way in North Port.
Where Can You Go?
- North Port Family Health Center
- Doctor appointments
- Meal sites
- Recreation Centers
The mission of Charlotte County Transit Division (CCT) is to provide safe, high quality, convenient, efficient, and affordable transportation to the public in Charlotte County.
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. *restricted to a limited service area
Charlotte County Transit service is not provided on Sundays or on County and nationally recognized holidays.
- Buses that are in service are cleaned and sanitized daily.
- Drivers wipe down our vehicles at least 2 times during their shifts.
- Transit will provide hand sanitizer and wipes, upon request.
- All riders are required to wear a mask (SD 1582/84-21-01A). Transit will provide a mask for riders without one.
- We ask riders to make every effort to practice social distancing. This is posted on all buses.
- All drivers are required to wear a mask when transporting or assisting riders.
***Face Masks Required *** 01/29/2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order imposing a mask requirement applicable to public transportation systems, rail, and van, bus and motorcoach service providers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. The CDC Order implements President Biden’s Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, “to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely.” 1/31/2021 TSA TSA issued Security Directive 1582/84-21-01.
***Face Masks Required*** SD 1582/84-21-01A extends the effective period until September 13, 2021
***Face Masks Required*** SD 1582/84-21-01B extends the effective period until January 18, 2022
Make a Reservation
- Option #1: To make a reservation
- Option #2: To cancel any reservation
- Option #3: For early pickup (doctor appointments only)
Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis. The reservation line is open: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m and closed on Saturdays. It is recommended to schedule trips 72 to 96 hours in advance, due to limited seating. Please be ready for your trip 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after your scheduled time for the bus to arrive. When scheduling, please allow for one hour of ride time and one hour at your destination.
COVID-19 Reservation Questions
- Have you been around anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?
- In the past 14 days, have you traveled internationally, taken a cruise or came in contact with anyone who has?
- Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: Cough, sore throat, fever, or shortness of breath?
If you wish to leave a compliment, comment or complaint please call our Transit Watchline: 941.833.6296
Cancellations and No-Shows
Cancellations should be made as soon as possible, no later than one hour before the scheduled pickup time. A cancellation at the door or less than an hour before a scheduled pick up time is considered a no-show incident. Upon arrival of the bus, if the passenger does not board within three minutes, the driver will leave, the passenger will be marked a no-show, and will need to reschedule the trip. Reasonable Modifications can be requested.
After three recorded no-shows in six months or less, the passenger will receive a letter suspending service for thirty days. Continued no-shows and late cancellations after a suspension may result in permanent suspension of service.
Posted 7/23/2020: Due to COVID-19, all fares are currently free until further notice.
$2:00 Free: General Public
$1.00 Free: Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) passengers
Free: Child (under 12 yrs.) and traveling with an adult
Free: Passengers’ aides, attendants or caregivers.
All guest passenger fares are based on the fare of the customer and payment is the same rate as the customer.
Transit Bucks are available, in lieu of cash. Transit Bucks can be purchased upon request and are sold in books of 12, dollar for dollar, $12.00 per book. Please contact Charlotte County Transit for further details.
Please fill out the Transit Bucks Order form and mail check addressed to: Charlotte County Transit 25490 Airport Road Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Transportation Disadvantaged Program
The Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) program is a curb-to-curb transportation service at a discounted rate. The service operates to connect passengers to medical centers, pharmacies, grocery stores and other similar destinations.Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) 2021-2026.
The Transportation Disadvantaged Program is for individuals who are physically or otherwise disabled, 60 years of age or older, or qualify as low income. To apply for the Transportation Disadvantaged service, print and complete the Transportation Disadvantaged Application or call 941.575.4000 and request one.
Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Application
Contact the Transportation Disadvantaged Ombudsman at 1.800.983.2435.
Charlotte County Transit is committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure services are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please see Reasonable Modifications Policy (English) or Reasonable Modifications Policy (Spanish) or Reasonable Modifications Policy (French Creole).
Request for Reasonable Modification may be submitted by email to email@example.com or written request can be mailed to 25490 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950; or by telephone at 941.833.6241. All Reasonable Modification requests should be addressed to Charlotte County Transit to the attention of Andrea McDonough.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Charlotte County Transit's overall goal for Fiscal Year 2021-2023 is 0.7%. For more information on how to become a DBE please contact Andrea McDonough (DBELO) 941.833.6241. Please see our DBE Program.
Coordinated Partners (Free Transportation)
- The Veterans Council: Volunteers provide transportation to Bay Pines and Cape Coral three times a week (M W F). For more information call 941.833.6245
- The Homeless Coalition: Volunteers provide additional transportation for Charlotte county's homeless. For more information call 941.627.4313
- The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies C.A.R.E: Volunteers provide transportation for C.A.R.E, call 941.639.5499.
Other Eligible Discounts
Elderly Services: Contact the Aging and Disabled Resource Center at 1.866.413.5337
- Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- 10-Year Transit Development Plan (2019);
- App & E-mail Information
- Non-Discrimination Policy
- Non-Discrimination Policy (Spanish)
- Non-Discrimation Policy (French Creole)
- Passenger Rules and Regulations (English)
- Passenger Rules and Regulations (Spanish)
- Passenger Rules and Regulations (French Creole)
- Receive A Call Back (English)
- Receive A Call Back (Spanish)
- Receive A Call Back (French Creole)