Pinellas transit agency still seeking input to improve St. Pete bus service
There's still time for Pinellas bus riders to speak up about how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority should improve routes that serve St. Petersburg.
As PSTA moves toward a grid system downtown so buses no longer ring Williams Park, the agency has been holding a series of workshops to present the proposed changes and get feedback from riders about service improvements. The workshops feature display boards with maps of the proposed changes to the routes and a place for riders to comment on desired improvements such as longer evening and weekend service. The routes affected are 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 18, 20, 23, 32, 38, 52, 59, 74. 79, 87 and the Central Avenue Trolley.
The next workshop is today at 5:30 today at the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 100 2nd Avenue N.
The other remaining workshops are Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th N; and Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave S.
For more information, including a look at how the new grid system, go to psta.net/phase2/index.php
Meanwhile, PSTA officials will gather for a ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate its reworked Route 22. The route runs along 22nd Ave N. and replaces routes 1 and 30, which were eliminated earlier this year during the first phase of the agency's system redesign. The new route offers a nine additional trips (four eastbound, five westbound) and consistent 50 minute intervals between buses.
The event begins at 10 a.m. at the J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave N.