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Fares resume for Pasco County Public Transportation in October

Fares were suspended for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW PORT RICHEY — Five months ago, at the start of the coronavirus emergency, Pasco County Public Transportation suspended its fares for riders to support transit customers facing hardship but beginning Oct. 1, fares will resume.

Riders will be required to board through the front door and exit through the rear doors to minimize crowding at the fare box. Riders are also strongly encouraged to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines to be mindful of the health and wellness of other customers and transit staff.

Pasco County Public Transit operates a fixed-route transit system with service in East Pasco covering the area from Zephyrhills in the south to Lacoochee in the north. In West Pasco, the service is provided in the northwest area at Denton Avenue in Hudson, eastward to Little Road, and south to Tarpon Springs where there are two connections with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

The service has has 16 fixed-route transit buses on nine routes, which include two routes traveling into northern Pinellas County.

For more information about the transit services, routes, fares and passes, visit https://www.pascocountyfl.net/243/Public-TransportationPCPT.

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