Fla.’s Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) chose Transit as its official app, naming it the best smartphone application for getting around Pinellas County.
Transit has an easy-to-use interface that features PSTA’s real-time arrival information, a trip planner, and stop-by-stop directions. Its home screen displays nearby transport options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Transit users can also see real-time availability for Coast bikeshare and request Uber rides from within the app.
By partnering with Transit, PSTA is building upon existing public schedule information to create a seamless experience for transit riders in Pinellas County. The endorsement comes at no cost to the agency.
“There are multiple trip-planning apps on the market right now, but what makes Transit the official app of PSTA is its ability to encompass multiple modes of transportation as part of the trip-planning process,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. “PSTA has poised itself toward becoming a regional mobility manager for the Tampa Bay area and endorsing an app that integrates multiple modes of transportation is a major part of that forward-thinking shift.”
As part of the agreement with Transit, PSTA will have access to new data about how its riders are using the app and planning trips. Transit will also be advertised as PSTA’s official app via social media, as well as onboard buses and trolleys throughout Pinellas County.