The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is rolling out service improvements to two bus routes in order to better serve the communities that these routes operate in. These changes go into effect today (Sunday, October 6, 2013). I will be briefly going over these changes in today’s post.
- Route 58: The 6:35am westbound trip from Gateway Mall will now serve the St. Petersburg College campus just off 113th St N. See the new schedule here.
- Route 444 (Pinellas Park Circulator Shuttle): Four trips Monday through Thursday, and two trips on Fridays, will now serve the St. Petersburg Housing Authority facility off of Gandy Blvd by I-275. See the new schedule here.
And if that wasn’t enough good news, PSTA is planning to restore services on several routes that were cut back since 2007 due to local, state, and federal budget cuts. I will be outlining these changes, as well as changes to HART’s bus system in a post later this month!
On Monday and Tuesday, I’ll be posting about the progress of both SunRail in Orlando, as well as an update to the Florida East Coast Industries’ “All Aboard Florida” Intercity Passenger Rail Plan. Additionally, I’ll be posting about the record ridership that both HART and PSTA have experienced in August, and how cutting certain unneeded expenditures paved the way for cost savings that were put to use to enhance bus services.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!