West Central Florida and Tampa Bay

Page was last updated on 02/23/2019.

Cross-Bay Ferry Service has returned! Please visit the new page for a general overview of the service. To purchase tickets, please visit the Cross-Bay Ferry website.

Please be advised that due to lower demand/ridership, the ferry WILL NOT OPERATE on Mondays.

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 current season for the Cross-Bay Ferry runs until April 30, 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

This section will open in the distant future.

In the meantime, please visit the Citrus Connection website for system information.


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.

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