South County Area Transit

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South County Area Transit or SCAT was the transit operator of South San Luis Obispo County, California, which included the cities of Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande.


SCAT was once part of San Luis Obispo Transit, which at the time was operated by the City & County of San Luis Obispo all as one agency. When the city & county split operations in the mid-1980's, the southern county ran South County Area Transit (SCAT) as a separate agency. In 1988 or 1989, SCAT entered a contractual relationship with Central Coast Area Transit (CCAT) to manage their operations. The SCAT name was dropped circa 2003 upon the re-branding of CCAT to San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA).

All-Time Roster

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Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-3 South County Area Transit 2-a.jpg
South County Area Transit Unknown Fleet Number-a.jpg
6/1986 Gillig Phantom 30'
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
  • Originally had ZF 4HP500 transmissions before being retrofitted.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4 1983 Gillig Phantom 35'
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740