PSTA Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016

PSTA offers Free Rides to the Polls on Primary Election Day

Ride free to the polls with your voter information card

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Pinellas County residents now have a free way to get to the polls this election day.

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is offering free rides to customers with a valid voter information card on Tuesday, August 30th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help encourage all residents to get out and vote.

“Voting is a fundamental human right and not having a ride to the polls is an obstacle that no resident should have to face,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. “At PSTA, we are proud to be a community partner and to be able to help make sure that every citizen has access to that civic right and civic duty.”

To qualify for the free ride, customers must show their valid Pinellas voter information card to the Bus Operator upon boarding. For help with trip planning, riders can visit www.psta.net or call the InfoLine at 727-540-1900.

“We appreciate PSTA offering to provide free transportation for voters to and from the polls on Election Day,” said Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. “Voters are reminded to verify their polling place at VotePinellsa.com before leaving home tomorrow and bring photo and signature ID.”

This promotion is valid on all PSTA routes excluding 100X and 300X from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30th.

www.PSTA.net

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About PSTA: The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 14.9 million rides per year. PSTA operates nearly 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 210 vehicles. To learn more about the services offered by PSTA, or for schedule and fare information, passengers are invited to call the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900, or visit www.psta.net. PSTA is an equal opportunity employer.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ashlie Handy, PSTA (727) 488-8237, ahandy@psta.net