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PSTA Prepares for Tropical Storm IdaliaBus service remains in effect, unless winds reach a sustained 40 miles per hour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28th, 2023
PSTA Prepares for Tropical Storm Idalia
Bus service remains in effect, unless winds reach a sustained 40 miles per hour
St. Petersburg, Fla - The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia. Bus service is scheduled to remain open, but PSTA will halt service if the storm has sustained Tropical Storm Force Winds of 40 miles per hour.
“The safety of our drivers and passengers is always our top priority at PSTA. We are committed to providing service, as long as it’s safe to do so,” said Brad Miller, Chief Executive Officer of PSTA. “As we keep a close watch on Tropical Storm Idalia path, we will continue to send updates to keep our community informed.”
PSTA will update the local media about the status of service, so tune into your local newspaper, TV radio, and online outlets for the most up-to-date information. Riders can also find the latest information on PSTA bus service by calling the InfoLine at 727-540-1900 or by visiting our Facebook and Twitter feeds at Ride PSTA.
To stay up to date, please follow PSTA on all social media channels and local media outlets.
Stephanie Weaver (formerly Rank)
PSTA Communications & Public Relations Manager
O: (727) 540-1853 | C: (727) 249-6542
ABOUT PINELLAS SUNCOAST TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Since 1903, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) serves as the premier public transit provider for Pinellas County, Florida’s most densely populated county. The SunRunner, Tampa Bay’s first-ever Bus Rapid Transit service, provides a reliable, car-free option from downtown St. Pete and St. Pete Beach. With 41 fixed-route bus routes, two express routes to downtown Tampa, the Suncoast Beach trolley, Jolley Trolley and Looper and their paratransit service Access, PSTA provides 10.2 million rides annually. For more information about PSTA, visit www.psta.net