Thanksgiving Weekend 2019 Holiday Transit Schedules

Family, Shopping, and Attractions

Thanksgiving is almost here, meaning that you can spend some quality time with family and enjoy a hearty meal. It also means that the shopping hubbub that Black Friday often brings to our various retail establishments. And on top of that, the Thanksgiving weekend is often jammed packed full of specials and savings at local attractions.

But what does this all mean for you, the transit rider? It means that you’ll need to plan accordingly to get from A to B, because many transit agencies will operate limited to no service on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28, 2018. Thus, you’ll want to pay close attention to the listing below to see if your area’s transit agency will be operating that day.

This year, I’ve been able to gather information on a wider array o transit agencies within the US. Please keep in mind that this list is NOT INCLUSIVE of all transit agencies within the US, so if you do not see your respective agency here, please contact them directly.


New for this post

Selected San Francisco Bay Area, CA transit agencies have been added to my list. Additionally, Red Rose Transit out of Lancaster, PA has been added.


Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Florida

  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) – Tampa, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • TECOline Streetcar – Tampa, FL (operated by HART)
    • No Service
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) – St.Petersburg/Clearwater, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • Cross-Bay Ferry – Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
    • No Service
  • Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) – Bradenton, FL
    • No Service – Except for the Anna Maria Island Trolley & theBeach Express Trolley
  • Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) – Sarasota, FL
    • No Service
  • Pasco County Public Transportation – Pasco County, FL
    • No Service
  • Hernando THEbus – Hernando County, FL
    • No Service
  • Citrus County Transit – Citrus County, FL
    • No Service
  • Polk Citrus Connection – Lakeland/Winter Haven, FL
    • No Service
  • Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) –Orlando, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
    • Polk County routes will not operate
  • SunRail – Orlando, FL
    • No Service
  • Volusia County Transit (Votran) – Daytona Beach, FL
    • Special Holiday Service
      • Routes 1, 3, 4, 10, 15, & 17 will operate on a Sunday-Level schedule
      • Routes 20, 21, 23, 40, & 41 will operate on a limited holiday schedule
  • Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT) – Cocoa, FL
    • No Service
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) – Jacksonville, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
    • Skyway will not operate
  • StarMetro – Tallahassee, FL
    • No Service
  • Bay Town Trolley – Panama City, FL
    • No Service
  • Emerald Coast Rider – Okaloosa County, FL
    • No Information Available – Please Contact the Agency
  • Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) – Pensacola, FL
    • No Service
  • SunTran – Ocala, FL
    • No Information Available – Please Contact the Agency
  • Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) – Gainesville, FL
    • No Service
  • Palm Tran – Palm Beach, FL
    • No Service
  • Broward County Transit (BCT) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • Miami-Dade Transit (M-DT) – Miami, FL
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • TriRail – Miami, FL
    • Weekend-Level Service
  • Brightline – Miami, FL
    • Service Will Operate – See Website for Schedules
  • Key West Transit (KWT) – Key West, FL
    • No Service

Mid Atlantic & Interior Eastern US

  • GoTransit System (GoRaleigh/GoTriangle/GoDurham) –Raleigh-Durham region, NC
    • No Service
  • Chatham Area Transit (CAT) – Savannah, GA
    • No Service
  • Wave Transit – Wilmington, NC
    • No Service
  • Coast RTA – Conway, SC
    • No Service
  • Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) – Charlotte, NC
    • Sunday-Level Service (also applies to the LYNX Light Rail System)
  • Suffolk Transit – Suffolk, VA
    • No Service
  • Hampton Roads Transit – Hampton Roads region (Norfolk, VA Beach,Hampton), VA
    • Sunday-Level Service
    • Ferry will not operate
  • I-Ride (Southeastern VA)
    • No Service
  • Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) – Williamsburg, VA
    • No Service
  • Blacksburg Transit – Blacksburg, VA
    • No Service
  • Valley Metro – Roanoke, VA
    • No Service
  • Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) – Richmond, VA
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • Fairfax Connector – Fairfax, VA
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • WMATA – Washington, DC
    • Sunday-Level Service
  • Knoxville Area Transit – Knoxville, TN
    • No Service
  • Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) – Memphis, TN
    • Sunday-Level Service
    • Trolleys will not operate
  • WeGo Public Transit – Nashville, TN
    • Sunday-Level Service
    • RTA Express Bus & Music City STAR Commuter Rail will not operate
  • METRA (Columbus, Ga)
    • No Service
  • MARTA – Atlanta, GA
    • Bus: Sunday-Level Service
    • Rail: Modified Sunday (See website for details)
  • Gwinnett County Transit – Gwinnett County, GA
    • No Service
  • Cobb LINC – Cobb County, GA
    • No Express Services
  • State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Xpress – Georgia
    • No Service
  • DASH – Alexandria, VA
    • No Service

Northeastern US

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA) – NewYork City, NY Sunday-Level Service for Bus & Subway
    • Commuter Rail will operate special schedules (see website for details)
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) – New York/New Jersey Weekend-Level Service
  • Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) – Nassau County, NY Sunday-Level Service
  • CENTRO – Syracuse/Ithaca, NY Sunday-Level Service
  • New Jersey Transit (NJT) – New Jersey See website for schedules – as they may vary by mode and route
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate a weekend schedule
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) – Boston, MA Sunday-Level Service
    • Ferries will not operate
  • Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) – Lowell, MA No Service
  • Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) –Springfield/Northampton, MA No Service
  • Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) – Haverhill, MA No Service
  • Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) – Worcester, MA No Service
  • Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) – Greenfield, MA No Service
  • Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) – Pittsfield, MA No Service
  • CT Transit – Connecticut Sunday-Level Service
  • MAT (Middletown, Connecticut) No Service
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) – Pittsburgh, PA Sunday-Level Service for buses
    • Light Rail & Incline will operate special schedules (seewebsite)
  • LCTA (Surrounding Lucerne County, PA) No Service
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) –Philadelphia, PA Sunday-Level Service
  • Red Rose Transit – Lancaster, PA No Service
  • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) – Providence, RI Sunday-Level Service
  • The Current – Southeastern Vermont No Service
  • The Moover – Southeastern Vermont No Service
  • Green Mountain Express – Vermont No Service
  • Greater Portland Metro – Portland, ME No Service
  • Lewiston Auburn CityLink – Lewiston, ME No Service
  • Community Connector – Bangor, ME No Service

West Coast US

  • TriMet – Portland, OR Sunday-Level Service WES Commuter Rail will not operate
  • Kitsap Transit – Bremerton, WA No Service
  • LINK – Wenatchee/Leavenworth, WA No Service
  • King County Metro – Seattle, WA Sunday-Level Service
  • Ben Franklin Transit – Tri-Cities, WA No Service
  • Spokane Transit Authority – Spokane, WA Sunday-Level Service
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)/MUNI – San Francisco, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • SamTrans – San Mateo, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • Almaeda-Contra Costa Transit (AC Transit) – Oakland, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • WestCAT – Pinole, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) – San Jose, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • Marin Transit – San Rafael, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • Golden Gate Transit – San Rafael, CA Weekend Schedule
  • Caltrain – Western San Francisco Bay Area, CA Sunday-Level Service
  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) – Petaluma, CA Weekend Schedule

Other Systems

  • METRO RTA – Akron, OH No Service
  • Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) – Columbus, OH Sunday-Level Service
  • GoMetro – Cincinatti, OH Sunday-Level Service
  • Greater Dayton RTA – Dayton, OH Sunday-Level Service
    • Flyer Circulator will not operate
  • Cleveland RTA – Cleveland, OH Sunday-Level Service
  • Houston METRO – Houston, TX Sunday-Level Service
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) – Dallas, TX Sunday-Level Service
  • Trinity Metro – Fort Worth, TX Sunday-Level Service
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX No Service
  • Capital Metro – Austin, TX Sunday-Level Service
    • Some services (such as Metrorail) may not operate (check website for details)
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit – San Antonio, TX Sunday-Level Service
  • Corpus Christi RTA – Corpus Christi, TX No Service
  • New Orleans RTA – New Orleans, LA Sunday-Level Service
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) – Chicago, IL Sunday-Level Service
  • PACE Bus – Suburban Chicago Area, IL Sunday-Level Service

Black Friday

Friday, November 29, 2019

While most transit agencies listed above will resume regular weekday service on Black Friday, some agencies have announced service reductions. These service reductions may include, but may not be limited to; operating a Saturday-level schedule (or modified Saturday-level schedule with core bus routes operating at higher frequencies), and shopper shuttles. Transit agencies that operate (K-12) school trips during the week when schools are in session will not operate those specialized trips. Please keep in mind that some smaller agencies may not operate.

If your unsure as to whether your particular transit agency will operate service on Black Friday, 11/29/2019, please contact them directly.

Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

Saturday, November 30, 2019 & Sunday, December 1, 2019

All transit agencies that typically run weekend service, will operate their normal weekend schedules.


Customer Service

Most transit agencies will close their customer service centers on Thanksgiving, with some larger agencies operating limited hours. For Black Friday, many agencies that are in operation may be operating their customer service centers on limited hours. Please contact your transit agency directly for more information.


Disclaimer

While I’ve done my best to ensure accuracy, the listed information ultimately comes from the transit agencies themselves. If you spot an error, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can correct it.

Kudos

I would like to take a few moments to close out this post by saying thank you to my Global Transit Guidebook Forum members, Gary D., Alex F., Zay Q., and my moderator John B., for contributing additional transit agencies for me to list.


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