Columbus Day Holiday 2015 Transit Schedule

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Monday, October 12, 2015 is Columbus Day. Unlike most Federal holidays, where transit services are typically limited to weekend-level services, most transit districts tend to operate on a typical weekday schedule on Columbus Day, with some districts operating weekday services with modifications.

In the Tampa Bay Area, all area transit districts (HART, PSTA, MCAT, SCAT, PCPT, and Hernando THEbus) will operate on a normal weekday schedule. This includes the TECOline Streetcar, HART MetroRapid, HART and PSTA flex bus services, and various trolleybus routes throughout the metro area.

In the Hampton Roads Area, all HRT services (bus, LRT, and ferry) will also operate on a normal weekday schedule. However, MAX (Express) routes 918, 919, 922, and 965 will NOT operate.

If you have any questions regarding holiday transit services, please contact your respective transit district for details. Customer service centers will be open normal hours (unless otherwise specified by the transit district).


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New PSTA Fare Structure – Effective October 11, 2015

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In addition to the service changes mentioned yesterday, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is also enacting a fare structure change on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Please see below for details.

New PSTA Fare Structure

Cash Fare

  • Regular One-Way Cash Fare:
    • OLD: $2.00
    • NEW: $2.25
  • Reduced One-Way Cash Fare:
    • OLD: $1.00
    • NEW: $1.10
  • Express Cash Fare:
    • NO CHANGE – Currently at $3.00
    • NO CHANGES TO THE REDUCED FARE – Currently $1.50

PSTA GO Cards

  • 1-Day GO Card:
    • OLD: $4.50
    • NEW: $5.00
    • Reduced will go from $2.25 to $2.50
  • 7-Day GO Card:
    • OLD: $20.00
    • NEW: $25.00
    • Reduced category created at $12.50**
  • 31-Day GO Card:
    • OLD: $65.00
    • NEW: $70.00
    • Reduced would remain unchanged at $35.00
  • PSTA/HART Passport: NO CHANGE – Currently at $85.00
  • 20-Ride Premium Fare GO Card (Express Routes ONLY): NO CHANGE – Currently at $48.00 – Valid through 12/31/15 ONLY

TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED

  • Transportation Disadvantaged 10-Day: NO CHANGE – Currently at $5.00
  • Transportation Disadvantaged 31-Day: Fare will go from $8.25 to $11.00

Fare Guidelines

  • Reduced Fare now includes adult students, youth 18 and younger as well as people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders.
  • **Will be sold as a Platinum Pass until new 7-Day Reduced GO Cards are available.

Preview of the Regional Fares

Additionally, with the regional farebox plan materializing, we are getting our first look at what the regional fares might look like.

Please note that the implementation of the Regional Fare System is dependent on participating agencies receiving required state funding.

  • 1-Way Cash Fare: $3.00, with a reduced fare of $1.50.
  • 1-Day Category: $6.00.
  • 3-Day Category: $18.00.
  • 7-Day Category: $30.00.
  • 31-Day Category: $85.00.