Federal or state funding requires a local capital match and a commitment to fund transit operations at the local level, either publicly or privately. With the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s (PSTA) constrained local funding sources, transit does not include any significant expansion of public transit service beyond what is currently offered by PSTA.

PSTA serves 22 of the 25 municipalities in Pinellas County as well as unincorporated areas (service is not provided within Belleair Beach, Belleair Shores or Kenneth City). PSTA’s network can be generally categorized as a hub-and-spoke system with four major hubs -downtown St. Petersburg, Grand Central Station in St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Park Transit Center, and the Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater.

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In addition to the public transportation service provided throughout Pinellas County, PSTA provides regional service to parts of Tampa and Hillsborough County. As of June 2019, the PSTA system, including services operated by partner agencies, consisted of the following transit services:

  • 44 bus routes across PSTA’s service area, including 2 express routes to Tampa, and 4 contracted trolley routes.
  • Contracted DART paratransitservice.
  • Mobility-on-Demand Program, a grant-funded pilot program to provide same day on-demand door-to-door trips for DART clients.
  • Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program providing low-cost bus passes for people with lower incomes as defined by TD Program guidelines.
  • Direct Connect Program providing discounted first/last mile transportation to/from 26 designated locations along higher-frequency routes.
  • Healthy Hop on-demand service in the Tarpon Springs area for older adults to get to medical appointments.
  • TD Late Shift program providing on-demand late night/early morning transportation for workers in PSTA’s TD Program who use the regular bus system during daytime.
  • TD Direct Connect providing a higher discount for TD bus riders to improve their access to the Direct Connect program.


PSTA has developed five goals to support its mission and guide agency operations, planning, and implementation of improvements to the public transit system in Pinellas County. PSTA also annually identifies metrics to support these five goals and assesses its performance against these metrics each fiscal year.

  • Community Support: Perception in the community and support from municipal, State, and Federal partners.
  • Financial Stability: Being a responsible steward of financial resources.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Customer perceptions about our services.
  • Employee Engagement: Fostering an engaging workplace that supports and inspires employees to succeed.
  • Commitment to Performance: Using data to improve performance.
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