PSTA February, 2023 Service Changes

Post Created: 01/16/2023. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will be enacting scheduling changes on Sunday, February 5, 2023. While most of the changes will be limited to minor running time changes to help improve on-time performance, Route 9 will see the addition of a couple of new early AM runs during weekdays. Please visitContinue reading “PSTA February, 2023 Service Changes”

Transit Etiquette (Ride with Respect)

This post was originally going to be a part of my overall Transit 101 series. However, I thought it would be best to make it a completely separate post so that I can emphasize how important it is to not only have a peaceful bus or train ride, but to also ensure that others onContinue reading “Transit Etiquette (Ride with Respect)”

Service Alert: New Orleans RTA

Post was last updated on 11/01/2019. By now, you most likely have heard about the horrible incident that occurred near the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. The Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, partially collapsed – leaving many injured, as well as claiming at least one or two lives. Our thoughts &Continue reading “Service Alert: New Orleans RTA”

HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes

Plus holiday schedules for other selected transit agencies This combined post will cover special holiday service that Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be launching for the July 4th holiday, holiday schedules for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) & a few others, plus go over approved service changes for HART that will take placeContinue reading “HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes”

Friday Rewind – 2008 HART Fleet Repainting

In this month’s Friday Rewind, I take a look back at when Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) began repainting their bus fleet. When I began riding HART in 2006, most of their buses still donned the late 90’s era “HARTline” white with red/blue/green ribbons scheme. The only exception was the 2005 & 2006-series buses whichContinue reading “Friday Rewind – 2008 HART Fleet Repainting”

HART, JTA, & LYNX Spring Service Changes

…time for several transit agencies to enact service changes. On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit will be enacting several routing &/or scheduling changes to improve efficiency. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will do the same on Monday, April 1, 2019, followed by the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (d.b.a. LYNX) on Sunday,Continue reading “HART, JTA, & LYNX Spring Service Changes”

Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Transportation

Baseball Spring Training is back, which means heading out to the stadium, fighting traffic, battling to find a good parking spot, & maybe having to pay to get into the lot in the process. It doesn’t have to be that way if you’re heading to Dunedin Stadium to watch the Toronto Blue Jays though. TheContinue reading “Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Transportation”

PSTA Express Routes Revisited

Post was updated on 03/03/2019.Information has been added regarding the planned start of the PSTA/FDOT shoulder-running pilot project on I-275. The last time I wrote a post on my experiences on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Routes 100X & 300X was way back in 2012. Lots have changed since that time – including me movingContinue reading “PSTA Express Routes Revisited”

No New Funding Equals; Transit in Crisis Mode

With the upcoming service changes, one would think that the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (which does business under the banner of LYNX) wouldn’t be under any sort of financial distress. However, it became clear this month that the situation is otherwise. Note: I originally planned to only talk about LYNX’s situation in this post.Continue reading “No New Funding Equals; Transit in Crisis Mode”

Winter 2019 Service Changes

It’s that time again, time to roll out the next batch of transit system service changes. Effective dates and scope of changes will vary greatly by transit agency. For this post, I’m going to divide each of the changes by transit agency and arrange by effective date.