Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Transportation

Park for free, Ride for free…


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. The city of Dunedin, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), & the Clearwater Jolley Trolley, have teamed up to provide a free Park-N-Ride lot in downtown Dunedin, along with free Jolley Trolley service to and from the stadium. The promotion begins Saturday, February 23, 2019 & runs until Friday, March 22, 2019.

For further information, please select from one of the following links. Please be advised that game dates & times are subject to change.


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President’s Day 2019 Holiday Transit Schedules

Celebrating our Presidents


Monday, February 18, 2019 is President’s 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 President’s Day, with some districts operating weekday services with modifications.


Service Modifications

The only transit agencies that I know of, by which I cover in The Global Transit Guidebook, that will operate a modified schedule are Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, & the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH). Some New Jersey Transit (NJT) bus & rail services may be modified accordingly, as well as various other northeastern US bus & rail services. Please check with your respective transit agency if you are unsure about the service schedule for President’s Day.

  • Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
    • Weekday service for light rail, ferry, & most bus routes.
    • Express bus routes 919, 922, 973, & 974 will not operate.
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA)
    • Subway & bus services will operate on a modified Saturday schedule with some services & routes seeing extra trips.
    • Commuter rail schedules may vary.
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
    • Weekend schedule.

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.


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Gasparilla 2019

Pirates, & Beads, & Transit…oh my!

Post was updated on 01/26/2019.

A brief update was made to include the Cross-Bay Ferry schedule.

Yep, it’s that time again, for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival! The Parade of the Pirates brings in hundreds of revelers each year, and along with that…tons and tons of roadway closures. So here’s what you need to know if you plan on attending the parade on Saturday, January 26, starting at 2:00pm.

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No New Funding Equals; Transit in Crisis Mode

Not having funds is not fun.

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. However, because the ongoing federal government shutdown is affecting virtually every transit agency in the US, I decided to combine topics into one post. The first section will discuss LYNX’s situation in specific, but then broaden out to the government shutdown is affecting transit nationwide.

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Winter 2019 Service Changes

It’s that time again…

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.

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NY MTA (L) Shutdown – What’s Next?

Full Shutdown Cancelled


For the past several months, many New Yorkers have been bracing for a full shutdown of the (L) line in Manhattan, as the East River tubes are in desperate need of repairs following SuperStorm Sandy in 2012. While the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was able to make critical short-term repairs to keep trains running, longer-term repairs are needed to keep service safe & efficient for years to come.

Following three years of countless tug-o-war games between agency officials, politicians, & residents over how riders & non-riders alike would cope with the impending shutdown, it seemed like everything was just about ready to go for the April, 2019 project start date. However, just as the new year rang in, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been calling a lot of shots across the MTA (since much of the New York City transit system is operated & funded through the state), made a surprise announcement that would change the entire course of the upcoming project.

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MLK 2019 Holiday Transit Schedules

“I have a dream…”


Monday, January 21, 2019 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where we take a moment to celebrate the life and achievements of the famed Civil Rights leader. Unlike most Federal holidays, where transit services are typically limited to weekend-level services, most transit districts (such as HART & PSTA) tend to operate on a typical weekday schedule on MLK Day. Some smaller districts however may operate on a Saturday schedule or not operate at all. Please see the subsection below for agencies that will not operate.


Transit agencies not operating

Pasco County Transit, Hernando THEbus, Citrus County Transit, Polk Citrus Connection, & SunRail will not be operating on MLK Day. Because Polk Citrus Connection will not have service, LYNX will not operate Routes 416 & 427. Because SunRail will not have service, Votran will not operate Routes 31, 32, & 33 (though in past years, the agency decided to run them anyways). StarMetro & Hampton Roads Transit will operate a Saturday schedule. Gainesville RTS will operate a special holiday schedule.


For transit agencies not listed above, they will likely be operating a normal weekday schedule. If you are unsure though, please contact your respective agency directly – especially if you don’t see it listed in this post.


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.


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Winter 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules

It’s the holidays!

It’s almost that time again – time to gather with family and friends for Christmas and New Year’s. As with many holidays, many transit agencies operate reduced schedules on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with some smaller transit agencies not operating at all. Please see the list below as to which transit agencies will be operating on a particular holiday. Please keep in mind that this list is not inclusive of all transit networks in the US, so if you don’t see your respective agency listed here, please contact them directly.

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HART December, 2018 Service Changes

HART Routes 45, 60LX, 360LX, & the TECOline Streetcar

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be enacting a few route changes on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Changes include routing/scheduling changes to Routes 45, 60LX, & 360LX, as well as minor scheduling changes for the TECOline Streetcar Line.

Note: These changes were already in the works prior to the passage of the All For Transportation referendum & would have been enacted regardless of the election results on November 6, 2018.

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 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 22, 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.

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