The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors approved an additional six-months of fare-free service on the SunRunner, the Tampa Bay region’s first bus rapid transit route, which connects downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches.
The current six-month fare-free period is set to expire April 30. Under the approved extension, fares will continue to be waived through November.
Ridership has exceeded 260,000 passengers, according to PSTA, with ridership growing steadily each month.
“We have seen an amazing response from the community regarding the SunRunner, it now has the highest ridership in our system,” said Brad Miller, Chief Executive Officer of PSTA.
– Staff reports, Florida Politics