The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is making history in our region, bringing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Tampa Bay. Working in conjunction with FDOT and the City of St. Petersburg, PSTA's SunRunner will connect downtown St. Petersburg to St. Pete Beach with modern, fast transportation that will get you to the beach or St. Petersburg in a breeze. Construction on the $44 million project is now underway, with opening expected in early 2022.
The first transit project of its kind in the Tampa Bay region, BRT is a globally-proven solution to improve transit reliability and address traffic congestion. SunRunner features will include semi-dedicated lanes, limited stops and safety enhancements for riders including level boarding platforms and ADA compliant crosswalks. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, on-board bike space, smooth and level boarding.
“This is the next chapter in a brand-new future of transportation options for our citizens that will make our community more economically competitive and the best place possible to live, work, and play,” said PSTA and TBARTA Board Member Janet Long, Pinellas County Commissioner.
St. Pete visitors will enjoy low-cost and frequent bus service to destinations along the Central Avenue corridor, South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach. The service will also offer an affordable commute option for the 50,000 jobs that are located within a half of mile of the project corridor.
Click here to learn more on PSTA's SunRunner Construction page