June 4, 2014
Approval of the 1% tax levy would provide a funding source for countywide transportation projects outlined in the Greenlight Pinellas plan, which include local passenger rail and regional connections.
January 29, 2014
Supporters say the survey, which found 45% of residents opposed raising the sales tax 1% to pay for a new commuter train, fails to mention the new sales tax will replace a special property tax that funds PSTA operations.
November 21, 2013
Includes a comprehensive, countywide bus improvement plan and a light rail project from Clearwater to St. Petersburg via the Gateway/Carillon area.
February 22, 2013
The new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses were purchased with federal grant funds and will replace the eight oldest buses in the agency’s fleet.
December 27, 2012
Fifty-eight percent of respondents were supportive of spending public or tax money to bring light rail to parts of the Tampa Bay area.
December 6, 2012
The North County Connectors will offer bus service to many communities that have never had transit service before. Since the routes feature smaller buses that can divert up to three-fourths of a mile off of the regular route, a greater portion of the residents in those communities will be able to take advantage of the service.
September 4, 2012
Ridership has climbed for the past two years, but the growth has come in spite of rising rates and reductions in service. The agency is strapped for the cash it needs to add buses and expand routes.
February 23, 2012
Ridership reached an all‐time high of 1,126,563 rides for the first month of 2012.
April 29, 2011
Board agreed on a contract with the current GM of Iowa's Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Bradford Miller. Miller will officially take the reins July 5, 2011.
October 20, 2010
EMT will be one of three companies clients can choose for ambulatory transportation as part of PSTA's Demand Response Transportation program, which provides services for people who are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses because of their disability.
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