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Due to the approaching storm, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is planning to suspend all transit services on Tuesday, August 29th at 5 p.m. until further notice.
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For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28th, 2023
PSTA Will Suspend Service on Tuesday, August 29th Beginning at 5 p.m.
All PSTA services will be fare-free to assist with evacuations
St. Petersburg, Fla - Due to the approaching storm, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is planning to suspend all transit services on Tuesday, August 29th at 5 p.m. until further notice. The suspension of service could also be enacted earlier if tropical storm-force winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour.
The suspension includes all PSTA routes, including PSTA Access, the Jolley Trolley and Looper services.
In addition, all PSTA routes will be fare-free on Tuesday, August 28th, to assist in evacuations.
PSTA is currently working with Pinellas County Emergency Management to provide free bus transportation to designated shelters. Residents can view a list of shelters and routes on the Pinellas County website: www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/shelters.htm
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