FDOT commuter assistance program 

FDOT commuter assistance program 

The Florida Department of Transportation is promoting a new commuter assistance program with potential benefits for drivers impacted by the current closure of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. The RideOn Commuter Services program is a free, fast, and secure way to connect with neighbors and colleagues to set up carpools, identify bus routes, or develop other transportation strategies.  

Demolition activities in full swing

Demolition activities in full swing

Demolition of storm damaged sections of the Pensacola Bay bridge is ramping up as crews work to repair the bridge and restore traffic.

Free bus service expanded to include Pensacola Beach

Free bus service expanded to include Pensacola Beach

FDOT, in partnership with Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT), has established a free bus service between Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Gulf Breeze. The bus service will help relieve traffic congestion on the S.R. 281/Garcon Point Bridge detour.

Bridge assessment shows no additional damage from Hurricane Zeta

Bridge assessment shows no additional damage from Hurricane Zeta

Though the Pensacola area received tropical storm force winds and increased tidal action from Hurricane Zeta, no additional storm damage was found following the Wednesday afternoon landfall of the hurricane in Louisiana.

Toll suspension continues

Toll suspension continues

The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge will continue to be suspended through 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The Garcon Point Bridge is a primary detour route while the Pensacola Bay Bridge remains closed following damage sustained during Hurricane Sally.

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