Meetings for parking and public transit in NWFL Tuesday

Northwest Florida

Escambia County, Fla. (WKRG) — A new way to park and a new way to get around.  Meetings today will discuss both those issues in two very different parts of Escambia County Florida.

This morning starting at 8 here at Jewelers Trade Shop members of the Downtown Improvement Board will hold the first of two workshops “designed for anyone who wants to learn more about parking downtown in DIB-managed spaces,” according to a news release.  We told you about the new parking system earlier this month.  It’s a new app-based system that uses a picture of your license plate.  If you can’t make today’s meeting there’s a second meeting is this Thursday afternoon starting at 1:30 at Elebash Jewelry Co. on Palafox Street.

Later this morning, officials with Escambia County Area Transit will unveil what they’re calling the North Escambia Transportation Service Pilot Project.  According to a news release, it is:

a new door-to-door demand response transportation project that is funded through a Transportation Disadvantaged Mobility Enhancement Grant. The project will begin Wednesday, Feb. 20 and will provide transportation to services within the area of Century, Molino, Walnut Hill, Davisville, Bratt and McDavid.  

To qualify for the program, participants must live north of Quintette Road within Escambia County and complete a short application. All trips will require 24-hour advance reservation. The participant’s fare is $1 each trip. For more information about the pilot project or the requirements, call 850-595-3228 or visit

The event will be this morning from 9 – 11 -11 a.m. at the Community Health Northwest Florida Clinic located at 501 Church St., Century.


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