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Commuter Services: Transit

Public transit is key to connecting people and places, and TBARTA is proud to partner with our local transit providers. Together, we operate nearly 500 buses, service more than 9000 transit stops, and provide rides to nearly 28 million passengers each year in Tampa Bay.

In service to our region, our local governments have also made a significant investment in these transit agencies, with a combined operating budget of $190 million in fiscal year 2020.

Click the links below to learn more about the transit provider in your county.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) was created in October of 1979 to plan, finance, acquire, construct, operate and maintain mass transit facilities and supply transportation assistance in Hillsborough County. Today, HART provides convenient, affordable public transportation options tailored to contemporary lifestyles. More people than ever in Hillsborough County are discovering HART's benefits as a sophisticated, yet accessible and rider-friendly, transit network. ​

Population Served: 1,490,430
Ridership (2021): 6.7 million annually, 25,000 daily
Operating Budget (FY22): $105,635,020
Buses: 135
Vans: 85
Streetcars: 10
Bus Stops: 2204
Employees: 800

More information at www.GoHart.org
Administration Office: 1201 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Operations Facility: 74305 E. 21st Street, Tampa FL
Phone: 813-254-4278

As the public transit provider of more than 12 million passenger trips for Pinellas County, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) remains on the cutting edge for bus transit throughout the nation. PSTA's vision is to be the people’s first choice for transportation and a driving force for social, environmental, and economic vitality in the community through innovation and partnership.

Population Served: 974,966
Annual Ridership (FY21): 9.4 million annually, 29,670 average weekday
Operating and Capital Budget (FY22): $182,044,098
Buses: 210
Bus Routes 40
Bus Stops: 4382
Employees: 638

More information at www.psta.net/
Administration Office: 3201 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Phone: 727-540-1900
Email: cserv@psta.net

Pasco County Public Transportation (GOPASCO) is committed to the effective and efficient management and delivery of public, specialized, and coordinated transportation services in Pasco County. It is the continuing pursuit of GOPASCO to ensure that these services meet the mobility needs of Pasco County residents and visitors in terms of:

  • Accessibility
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Quality of Service
  • Reliability
  • Safety & Security

Population Served: 598,518
Annual Ridership (FY21): 551,765
Operating Budget (FY22): $11,608,035
Buses: 32
Bus Routes 11
Bus Stops: 985
Employees: 118

More information at https://www.gopasco.com/
Administration Office: 8620 Galen Wilson Boulevard
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 834-3322 West Pasco
(352) 521-4587 East Pasco
(813) 235-6073 Central Pasco

Email: kscheible@gopasco.com

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) is the major public transportation provider in Manatee County proudly serving the Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto and Gulf Beach communities.

MCAT improves the quality of life for county residents and visitors by providing a cost-efficient, readily-accessible, intermodal means of mobility. In addition, by providing alternative means of transportation, traffic congestion on major county roads is reduced.

Population Served: 399,710
Annual Ridership (FY21): 1,131,535
Operating Budget (FY22): $10,843,645
Buses: 44
Bus Routes 17
Bus Stops: 935
Employees: 149

More information at www.mymanatee.org/departments/mcat
Administration Office: 2411 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 941-749-7116
Email: mcat@mymanatee.org

TheBus is a cooperative effort of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners, Metropolitan Planning Organization, City of Brooksville, Florida Department of Transportation, and Federal Transit Administration. 

Its mission is to provide safe, efficient and accessible transit services to citizens and visitors in need of transportation and to evolve into a system that ultimately provides for the mobility of all residents and visitors in Hernando County.

Population Served: 116,315
Annual Ridership (FY21): 111,602
Operating Budget (FY22): $3,086,326
Buses: 13
Bus Routes 4
Bus Stops: 241
Employees: 27

More information at www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-n-z/transit-thebus
Administration Office: 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL 34601
Operations Facility: 700 Aeriform Drive, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-754-4444
Email: TheBus@HernandoCounty.us

Citrus County Transit is committed to providing safe, secure, clean, and reliable transportation services to all residents and visitors. Transit service is a division under the county's Department of Community Services. Paratransit operates a shared ride, door-to-door service, based on reservations and preset schedules.

Population Served: 147,929
Buses: 25
Bus Routes 4
Bus Stops: 77
Employees: 31

More information at www.citruscountytransit.com
Office Address: 1300 S. Leconato Highway
Phone: 352-527-7635

Email: Joanne.Granger@citrusbocc.com