PSTA Conducting Research to Improve Regional Fare Collection and Efficiency

In preparation for the roll out of a regional fare collection system, PSTA is wanting to gather some data as to what customers would prefer for fare payment and passes. This will ensure that when the new system does roll out, that we’re using fare collection methods that people want.

Please take a moment to fill out PSTA’s survey. Your opinion means a lot for the entire Tampa Bay region, not just Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Remember, multiple counties are taking part in this regional effort.

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Who: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

What: Asking riders for feedback to help improve bus fare technology

When: December 1 – December 7, 2014

Where: Throughout Pinellas County

Why:  To help determine the best way to streamline PSTA’s fare collection systems and policies

How: Through an online survey available on PSTA’s website and social media

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is surveying riders this week to learn more about their preferred method of fare payment and pass types when riding. PSTA is working with HART and other transit agencies throughout the Tampa Bay area to implement a new regional transit payment system to allow seamless travel between counties and more efficient bus service. The survey will provide background data to ensure that the options offered in the new system meets rider demand and preferences.

PSTA officials say that the technologies being considered are a “ticket app” and a durable…

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