West Central Florida and Tampa Bay

Page was last updated on 10/19/2019.
The Polk Citrus Connection subsection is now open.
The revised Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority subsection is now live.

The Tampa Bay Area comprises of several transit agencies, with each covering the counties by which they were created in. The agencies that I cover in this area comprise of Hillsborough (HART), Pinellas (PSTA), Manatee (MCAT), Sarasota (SCAT), Polk Citrus Connection, Pasco (PCPT), Hernando (THEbus), and Citrus (Citrus County Transit) Counties. There is also a seasonal ferry service (the Cross-Bay Ferry) that operates six-days-a-week between Downtown Tampa and Downtown St. Petersburg.


Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Global Transit Guidebook sub-section is currently under renovation & has been temporarily removed. I will place the section back up once renovations are completed. In the meantime, please view the external links below.


Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Global Transit Guidebook Information Sections

External Links


Cross-Bay Ferry

The 2019/2020 season begins on 11/01/2019.


Manatee County Area Transit

Global Transit Guidebook Information Sections

External Links


Sarasota County Area Transit

Global Transit Guidebook sub-section is currently under renovation & has been temporarily removed. I will place the section back up once renovations are completed. In the meantime, please view the external links below.


Polk Citrus Connection

Global Transit Guidebook Information Sections

External Links

  • Agency Website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • MyStop (Real-Time Bus Arrivals and Bus Tracker) – Note: Contracted routes are not shown. Please download the Passio.Go app from your device’s app store to track vehicles & view arrival info for contracted routes 16X, 18X, 19, & 603.

Northern Tampa Bay

Since Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties are much smaller, their transit agencies are also smaller than the counties I’ve mentioned so far. Thus, these three counties are all listed on the Northern Tampa Bay Page.

External Links


Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

Originally known as the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, the agency is a multi-county agency created in 2008 to facilitate regional transportation planning and discussion. The agency was reconfigured in 2017 to focus more specifically on regional transit projects and alternative commuting services (such as Vanpools). The agency also oversees operation of the region’s Commuter Services, which comprise of Carpooling and Vanpooling services, as well as ride-matching services and Emergency Ride Home.

Please visit the TBARTA website to learn more about its focus and services.


Tampa International Airport

Learn more about one of the best airports in the world!

For detailed passenger information, please visit the TPA Airport website.

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