ST. PETERSBURG, FL (JULY 30, 2014) – Join Mayor Rick Kriseman and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) CEO Brad Miller on Thursday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. to learn about an exciting new partnership between PSTA and the city of St. Petersburg. Following brief remarks, Mayor Kriseman and fellow employees will board a PSTA hybrid bus from City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. near the corner of Fifth St. N. and Second Ave. N. to officially announce the city’s new universal pass program.
Beginning August 1, city of St. Petersburg employees will be able to ride free on any of PSTA’s regularly scheduled routes at no cost simply by showing the driver their city issued photo identification card. This includes the Central Avenue Trolley, the Beach Trolley, Clearwater’s Jolly Trolley, Downtown Looper Trolley and the express routes to and from Tampa and will also include expanded bus service in the future should the Greenlight Pinellas initiative pass in November.
The agreement, the first of its kind in Pinellas, runs from August 1 through September 30, 2017 (three years, two months) at a cost to the city of $90,783, with two one-year renewal options.