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Whether you’re commuting to work, headed to the beach, or just visiting beautiful Okaloosa County, let Emerald Coast (EC) Rider get you where you’re going! EC Rider offers affordable fares, reliable service, and a safe way to travel to your destination.




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EC Rider’s Dial-A-Ride service is available to Okaloosa County residents unable to access our fixed route services. Click here to learn more, or call (850) 833-9168 to schedule your ride today.

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Okaloosa County Emerald Coast Rider will hold a Corridor Grant Technical Advisory Group meeting

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at the Okaloosa County BoCC Chambers located at 1250 N. Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.  Okaloosa County receives Corridor Program funding from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This funding is used to supplement transit operations along the Highway 98 Corridor which has been designated as […]

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FTA DBE Goal Available for Public Comment

Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners has established an overall race-neutral goal of 0.23% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on USDOT Federal Transit Administration federally-assisted programs for Federal Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, 2020. The proposed goal was established in accordance with regulations of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26, as […]

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Okaloosa County Public Transit Reveals New System Name

Okaloosa County Public Transit Reveals New System Name [Fort Walton Beach, Fla.] – Okaloosa County public transit representatives officially announce the local public transportation system name as Emerald Coast Rider (EC Rider). Formerly Okaloosa County Transit (OCT), the name change and rebrand will be pioneered by the new operator, Maruti Fleet & Management, who was […]

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