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DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit is a new deviated fixed - route service providing three routes in and around the City of Arcadia and to/from Nocatee to the south. Service is available Monday through Saturday.
About DART 

DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit service is provided through the cooperation of the DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration.

Fare Information

  •     Fare is 50¢ cash. You must have correct change. Drivers cannot make change and do not have access to the fare box.

  •     Children under age 5 ride FREE with an adult.


Route Deviation-

DART buses will deviate from the bus route within 3/4 mile of the fixed-route service for those individuals who are functionally unable to board the bus along the regular route. To receive this service you must make a reservation at the DART office (855-418-0466 toll free) no later than the end of the business day prior to the day you wish to travel. Request a deviation for drop-o when you board the bus. Route deviations will be limited to twice per trip to maintain the schedule. Route deviations will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

DART “Rules of the Road”

  •     No smoking
  •     No open food or drink containers on the bus
  •     No trash on the bus or at bus stops
  •     Only service animals are permitted on the bus
  •     Shoes and shirts are required
  •     No profanity or loud talking
  •     Music should only be heard through earphones

Riding DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit is a privilege; those not following the transit rules will be asked to leave the bus.



Peggy Waters
Social Services Director
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Ph:   (863) 993-4858
Fax:  (863) 993-4857

Administration Building
201 E. Oak Street | Suite 202
Arcadia | Florida | 34622
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Sylvia Altman
Social Services Specialist
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Ph:   863-993-4858

Administration Building Suite 201- Second Floor
201 E Oak St | Suite 201
arcadia | Florida | 34266
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