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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 14 million rides per year. Created by a special act of the Florida Legislature, PSTA operates nearly 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 188 vehicles. PSTA also provides shared-ride paratransit service, called DART, for people who are unable to ride the regular accessible buses due to a disability.
The Pinellas Community Bus Plan is an in-depth study of the PSTA bus system that will identify strengths, areas for improvement, and make suggestions to improve efficiency and increase ridership. The Bus Plan will look at the changing mobility needs of the county's residents, workers, and visitors, and will ask questions such as:
The result of the Bus Plan is not just a document but improved transit service on the street.
Community involvement is crucial to developing a good plan, so we will reach out to you in many ways, including:
The public events are planned to be held in early 2013. Please let us know if you are a member of an organization that would like to have a presentation. Meeting and event times, dates, and locations will be posted to this site as they become available, so please check back frequently or join the Bus Plan mailing list using the form below.
The Bus Plan will deliver a guide for improved transit service in Pinellas County. It will provide recommendations that can be implemented immediately (1-3 year), in the short term (4-6 years), in the mid term (7-10 year), and long term (15 & 25 years). These recommendations will: