PSTA Sets Highest Single Day Ridership Ever!

PSTA Sets Highest Single Day Ridership Ever!

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) PSTA leaders got a pleasant surprise when they calculated the agency’s daily ridership information from Friday, February 1, 2013: 50,791 boardings, representing the highest-ever number of rides taken in a single day of service.

“Our highest ridership usually comes during Spring Break,” says PSTA Chair and St. Petersburg City Councilman Jeff Danner. “So to see this record set this early in the year is proof positive that the demand for transit in Pinellas County is skyrocketing. It also underscores the need for improved transit service in our region as demand now exceeds capacity on numerous routes.”

Although there is no way of knowing exactly why there were so many riders on the system last Friday, agency officials are optimistic that it’s a sign of an improving economy and the start of a record-setting  tourist season. They also acknowledge that fuel prices are again on the rise, which is a reliable trigger for ridership increases.  Historically, PSTA carries more riders in the month of March than any other time in the year, so leaders are eager to see what kind of records will be set once Spring Break is in full swing.

To learn how to take advantage of PSTA’s safe, convenient, and affordable transportation, visit www.PSTA.net or call the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900 to plan your trip. Then, before you head out, be sure to check PSTA’s new Real Time Bus Information site at RidePSTA.net to find out exactly when your next bus will depart.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »