Transit

Sumter County Board of County Commissioners is proud to be designated as the Community Transportation Coordinator for Sumter County. What this means to you as a resident is the assurance of quality, safety, and courtesy in your transportation needs. Sumter County Transit offers door-to-door service and deviated fixed shuttle routes.

The Transit fleet is able to accommodate wheelchairs, children requiring a car seat, and service animals. Read more about the services in the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan.

The program is set up on a priority trip basis:
  1. Medical
  2. Employment
  3. Education / training
  4. Nutrition
  5. All other trips
It is recommended you make a reservation at least 3 days in advance of your appointment due to driver / vehicle availability.

Transit services are provided under contract by Ride Right, LLC, a private transportation provider.


Mission
To ensure all citizens of Sumter County professional, efficient, and cost-effective transportation services. Sumter County will provide safe, clean, comfortable, and economical transportation; and be alert to citizen needs and prepare for those needs in a timely manner.

Need a Ride to Work?
See if you qualify for free rides to and from work.

Title VI
Sumter County Transit assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, family or religious status, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity undertaken by Sumter County Transit.

Title VI Public Notice
Title VI Complaint Procedures
Title VI Complaint Form


Customer Satisfaction Survey
Transit is committed to provide the highest level of service to you. Please take a few minutes to provide your comments and suggestions on how we may better serve you by completing the customer survey.


Sumter County Transit Rider Survey
Please take a moment to help Transit improve your experience with taking a survey provided by the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Public Notice

All interested parties within Sumter County are hereby advised that Sumter County Board of County Commissioners is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation for a capital grant under Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase of five (5) Ford ADA compliant vehicles including wheelchair positions, seatbelt restraints, retractable seating, and vehicle lettering to be used for the provision of public transit services within Sumter County.

A Public Hearing has been scheduled at 5:00PM on January 12, 2016 at the Historic Courthouse located at 215 East McCollum Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513, for the purpose of advising all interested parties of service being contemplated if a grant is awarded, and to ensure that contemplated services would not represent a duplication of current or proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area.

This hearing will be conducted if and only if a written request for the hearing is received by January 4, 2015.

Requests for a hearing must be addressed to Sumter County Board of County Commissioners, 319 E Anderson Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513 and a copy sent to FDOT District 5 Office, 133 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32807.

All public notices must include the following language:

Florida Law and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits Discrimination in Public accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or of marital status.

Persons believing they have been discriminated against on these conditions may file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations at 850-488-7082 or 800-342-8170 (voice messaging).