Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

St. Petersburg, FL 33716


About Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)


3201 Scherer Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
United States

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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is the public transit provider in Pinellas County, Fla.

Products and Press Releases


PSTA, city of Clearwater Fla., swap land to build new multimodal transit center

April 16, 2024
The new Clearwater Transit Center will replace a nearby facility built in the 1980s that is outdated and overcapacity.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

GILLIG introduces six BEBs to PSTA

Jan. 5, 2024
PSTA is expected to receive 62 GILLIG BEBs by 2027, as the agency commits to creating a more sustainable, equitable and environmentally friendly public transportation system for...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

PSTA unveils new electric buses that were purchased with Volkswagon settlement funds

Nov. 2, 2023
PSTA received $18 million through Florida DEP in 2022 after the car maker had to pay billions of dollars in government penalties for violating the Clean Air Act in 2017.
Fare Collection

St. Petersburg City Council approves funding for free bus rides for low-income residents

Oct. 6, 2023
Beginning Nov. 1, all St. Petersburg residents eligible for the PSTA Transportation Disadvantaged program will be able to ride PSTA bus services for free.
Fare Collection

PSTA’s SunRunner to begin collecting fares Oct. 1st.

Sept. 26, 2023
The SunRunner will collect regular fares on board the bus with a completely cashless system; one-way ticket will cost $2.25 while an all-day pass will be available for $5.
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

Tolar Manufacturing Company to deliver 19 bus shelters to PSTA in December

Tolar Manufacturing Company began manufacturing 19 out of the 135 bus shelters in March and will deliver the shelters as part of s a part of a $2 million, three-year contract....
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Spare and Uber team up to grow transit on-demand transit platforms

June 5, 2023
Spare's cloud-based on-demand transit platform will be paired with Uber's driver network and has already made a difference in the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and...
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Preteckt AI to be used by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to maintain bus fleet

April 27, 2023
The agreement is a step toward Preteckt’s plan to expand into transit authorities across North America.

PSTA expanding SunRunner BRT system

April 24, 2023
The new station in downtown St. Petersburg will be open for service in 2024 and give closer access to the St. Pete Pier, Beach Drive, the Cross Bay Ferry and all of the amenities...

Articles & News

Fare Collection

Fare collection updates: Community Transit, ECO Transit, PSTA

June 7, 2024
Community Transit in Snohomish County, Wash., ECO Transit in Eagle County, Colo., and PSTA in Tampa, Fla., have made adjustments to the way the agencies collect fares on certain...
CTFastrak/Connecticut DOT
Image: Cedar Street CTfastrak Station. Connecticut Department of Transportation was one of six grant recipients to receive federal funding to support its transit automation program along the CTfastrak BRT corridor.
Safety & Security

FTA awards $11.6 million to six transit bus automation research projects

June 9, 2023
The projects will improve safety, efficiency and accessibility of vehicles.
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Fare Collection

The Future of Paying for Public Transit Will Bring Better Connections

June 6, 2023
Transit systems in Milwaukee, Wis., and the Tampa, Fla., area reflect the industry’s wider move toward payment systems that support equitable efforts, including fare capping, ...
A SunRunner bus at a station; PSTA will purchase three additional buses for the rapid transit route.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

PSTA to purchase three additional buses for SunRunner service

May 25, 2023
The addition of the 40-foot hybrid buses will support delivery of 15-minute frequency along the route.
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HART, PSTA and The Bus implemented open loop contactless payments using Visa's global urban mobility framework in February 2023.
Fare Collection

How agencies are getting creative with contactless payments

April 18, 2023
By embracing open payments, implementing equity-based fares and keeping a focus on connecting riders, transit agencies are setting new standards of what creative contactless payment...
The SunRunner BRT started service on Oct. 21, 2022.

Strong debut for PSTA’s SunRunner BRT

Oct. 25, 2022
The new bus route hosted more than 10,000 riders in its first weekend of operation.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Satellite image shows Tropical Storm Elsa just off the west coast of Florida.
Safety & Security

Florida’s west coast transit agencies brace for Tropical Storm Elsa’s impact

July 7, 2021
Transit services have been suspended with hurricane warnings stretching across much of Florida’s west coast.
HART SMART AV will operate an additional five hours daily.
Autonomous Vehicles

HART, PSTA expand and extend AV pilots

Feb. 25, 2021
HART SMART AV will operate an extra five hours every day, while PSTA’s AVA shuttle has been approved to operate until late March.
The unveiling of 'SunRunner' as the brand name of the PSTA BRT project in early July 2020.

PSTA awards contract for SunRunner BRT, secures $21.8-million CIG grant

July 30, 2020
David Nelson Construction will build the 10.3-mile project that will connect downtown St. Petersburg to the Gulf Beaches area when it opens in 2022.

Videos & Resources

RidePSTA 2016 Rules of the Road Campaign: Ricky Knows the Rules. Do You?

RidePSTA 2016 Rules of the Road Campaign: Ricky Knows the Rules. Do You?

July 27, 2016
RidePSTA has released their rules of the road 2016 campaign – in it RidePSTA spotlights Ricky, who highlights the dos and don’ts of riding the bus.
Earth Day Every Day at PSTA 2016

Earth Day Every Day at PSTA 2016

April 29, 2016
PSTA's Earth Day video shows that the agency works to be environmentally friendly and sustainable every day of the year.

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Tampa Bay transit agencies introduce first regional open loop payment system in Florida  

Feb. 16, 2023
Riders on HART, PSTA and The Bus can now tap to ride across the region using credit and debit cards, digital wallets, as well as the Flamingo Fares smartcard or mobile app.
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Representatives of PSTA and the city of Clearwater, Fla., sign a land swap agreement Oct. 7 that progresses PSTA's planned Clearwater Multimodal Transit Center.

PSTA, city of Clearwater agreement clears way for new transit terminal

Oct. 10, 2022
The new Clearwater Multimodal Transit Center will feature 16 bus bays, bike and scooter storage and a sustainable design.
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PSTA launches regional transportation disadvantaged service  

Sept. 8, 2022
The service includes curb-to-curb regional trips within Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties like the popular TD-Tampa Bay service that was discontinued in June 2021 due ...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

PSTA awarded $18 million for electric buses

Aug. 30, 2022
The funds are from the government’s VW settlement.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

PSTA continues to go green

July 28, 2022
The PSTA Board of Directors approved a 10-year agreement with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions for electric bus charging infrastructure for $5.4 million.
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PSTA announces SunRunner grand opening date

July 14, 2022
The new service will make its debut in the Tampa Bay region Oct. 21, 2022.
Fare Collection

PSTA cuts transit fares in half to help with rising gas prices

March 14, 2022
Riders can save nearly $300 per month when choosing the Clearwater/St. Petersburg transit agency.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

It’s official: PSTA is going green

Dec. 9, 2021
The PSTA Board unanimously approved the purchase of 60 electric buses for the Five-Year Bus Replacement Plan.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

PSTA unveils first completed SunRunner station

Dec. 6, 2021
The station includes stained glass art by local artist Catherine Woods.