Press Releases

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2014 Press Releases

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Date Press Release
October 28, 2014 PSTA to Celebrate “Summer in the Park”
October 27, 2014 PSTA Launches New Service Alerts Twitter Feed
October 20, 2014 PSTA Sets New Annual, Monthly Ridership Records
October 9, 2014 PSTA to Help Train Guide Dogs Saturday
October 3, 2014 Friday 10/3: PSTA to Host Final Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Hall
October 2, 2014 Thursday 10/2: PSTA to Host Next Three Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Halls
September 30, 2014 Wednesday 10/1: PSTA to Host First Two of Six Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Halls
September 26, 2014 PSTA to Host Six More Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Halls
September 25, 2014 Army Lessons Help Veteran Earn PSTA Driver of the Year Award
September 18, 2014 Indian Shores Joins Cities Backing Greenlight Pinellas
August 28, 2014 PSTA to Hold Public Budget Hearings
August 20, 2014 PSTA, St. Petersburg College to Kick Off New Partnership on Campus
August 7, 2014 PSTA to Host Guide Dog Training Saturday
July 23, 2014 PSTA Sets All-Time Record for June Ridership
July 18, 2014 PSTA to Host Greenlight Pinellas Telephone Town Hall Series
June 24, 2014 Let PSTA be Your Ride to PRIDE
June 16, 2014 Cut Costs, Cut Oil Use, Cut Pollution and Stress “Dump the Pump” this Thursday
June 11, 2014 Local Leaders Celebrate Transit Success
June 10, 2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bus Routing
June 6, 2014 PSTA Implementing Service Improvements on Sunday
June 2, 2014 Inspector General: Greenlight Pinellas in Full Compliance with Law
May 27, 2014 St Pete Beach Leaders Unanimously Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan
May 23, 2014 PSTA Bus Shelter Project Becomes Public Art Through Partnerships
May 19, 2014 Special Unveiling to Feature Partnership, Art and Transit
May 2, 2014 PSTA to Hold Public Hearing for Capital Improvement Program
April 30, 2014 Let PSTA Help You Participate in National Bike Month
April 29, 2014 Kids Ride All Summer for Less Than The Cost of One Fill-Up
April 28, 2014 PSTA Earns Prestigious TSA Gold Standard - Again
April 23, 2014 Transit and High Tech - Proven Economic Drivers
April 22, 2014 The Many Ways Public Transit Protects our Environment
April 21, 2014 Join PSTA Board Chair Ken Welch and CEO Brad Miller for an Earth Day Bus Ride
April 18, 2014 Learn About Transit and PSTA During “Earth Week”
April 18, 2014 National Transit Expert to Address PSTA Board
April 17, 2014 Learn About Hybrid Bus Technology at the St. Petersburg Earth Day Festival
April 16, 2014 Belleair Bluffs City Leaders Endorse Greenlight Pinellas
March 17, 2014 Be Sure to Thank Your Bus Operators on March 18, 2014!
March 13, 2014 Independent Audit Confirms Outstanding Financial Operations by PSTA
March 12, 2014 PSTA Sets 2nd Highest February Ridership Ever!
March 6, 2014 Clearwater City Council Unanimously Endorses the Greenlight Pinellas Plan!
February 12, 2014 PSTA Sets 2nd Highest January Ridership Ever!
February 6, 2014 Dunedin Leaders Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan
January 24, 2014 Independent Study Reflects Well on PSTA and HART
January 21, 2014 Largo and Treasure Island Leaders Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan
January 18, 2014 PSTA Hosts Guide Dog Training
January 17, 2014 Jolley Trolley Service Expanding to Safety Harbor!
January 16, 2014 PSTA to Host Guide Dog Training Saturday
January 14, 2014 DART Driver Lauded for “Perfect” Life Saving Skills!
January 13, 2014 PSTA Ridership Sets All-Time Record for December!

2013 Press Releases

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Date Press Release
December 19, 2013 Ride PSTA To and From the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl at the Trop Monday!
December 18, 2013 PSTA Leaders and Local Officials Celebrate New Hybrid Buses and On-Board Wi-Fi Pilot Program!
December 16, 2013 PSTA Leaders and Local Officials to Host “Virtual Ribbon Cutting”
December 12, 2013 Weekday PSTA Ridership Posts Strong Gains
December 11, 2013 County Commission Votes to Put Greenlight Pinellas on November 4, 2014 Ballot!
December 9, 2013 County Commission to Hold Hearing on Greenlight Pinellas Referendum
December 5, 2013 St. Petersburg City Leaders Unanimously Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan!
December 4, 2013 St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Greenlight Pinellas Plan
December 4, 2013 From the Office of the City Council
December 2, 2013 Local Officials Break Ground on New Transit Center!
November 26, 2013 Hosting a groundbreaking for a new service center in Pinellas Park
November 26, 2013 Operating Sunday/Holiday bus service for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's
November 20, 2013 PSTA Board Approves Greenlight Plan and 2014 Referendum Language
November 19, 2013 PSTA Board Expected to Approve Greenlight Plan
November 11, 2013 Ridership and Demand For Transit Remain Strong in Pinellas County!
November 6, 2013 Business and Community Leaders Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan
November 4, 2013 Regional Leaders Endorse Greenlight Pinellas Plan
October 31, 2013 Regional Leaders Expected to Approve Greenlight Plan
October 25, 2013 PSTA to Host State Transit Professionals
October 23, 2013 Independent Analysts Validate Greenlight Pinellas Financial Plan
October 16, 2013 PSTA Leaders Celebrate Biggest Technological Advancement in Agency History!
October 10, 2013 This May Be the Single Biggest Improvement in PSTA History!
October 9, 2013 PSTA Sets All-Time Ridership Record!
October 7, 2013 Local Leaders Celebrate New Bus Service
October 2, 2013 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bus Service
October 1, 2013 TBARTA Board Endorses Greenlight Pinellas
September 26, 2013 Park FREE and Ride PSTA to the Super Boat Races!
September 24, 2013 Greenlight Pinellas Plan Enters Final Phase
September 23, 2013 Participate now in eTownHall: The Pinellas Transportation Plan
September 12, 2013 PSTA Board Approves 2014 Budget:
Expanded Bus Services Planned As Part of 3-Year Balanced Budget
September 12, 2013 PSTA Sets All-Time Record for August Ridership!
September 10, 2013 Local Leaders Host eTownHall on the Pinellas Transportation Plan
September 9, 2013 Multi-Agency Committee Unanimously Endorses Greenlight Pinellas Vision
September 3, 2013 PSTA to Hold Public Budget Hearings
August 30, 2013 Board Overwhelmingly Endorses Greenlight Pinellas Vision
August 29, 2013 PSTA Will Operate on a Holiday Schedule for Labor Day
August 19, 2013 Former Drill Sergeant Earns PSTA Driver of the Year Honor
August 14, 2013 July PSTA Ridership up 6% Over June 2013!
August 5, 2013 Pinellas CVS/Pharmacy Stores Now Sell PSTA Bus Passes!
August 2, 2013 PSTA and CVS/Pharmacy to Announce New Partnership!
July 15, 2013 PSTA Ridership Continues to Climb!
July 2, 2013 PSTA to Operate Sunday/Holiday Schedule July 4th
June 27, 2013 Ride PSTA to (and with) PRIDE!
June 10, 2013 Transit Ridership in Pinellas Continues Record Setting Pace
May 22, 2013 PSTA to Partner with Pinellas Park High School for Emergency Responder Exercise
May 16, 2013 Kids Ride All Summer for Less Than The Cost of a Tank of Gas!
May 9, 2013 PSTA Riders Set Another Record!
April 30, 2013 PSTA to Hold Public Hearing for Capital Improvement Program
April 26, 2013 PSTA Partners with Southeastern Guide Dogs for Training Exercise
April 23, 2013 PSTA to Host Guide Dog Training Event
April 19, 2013 Celebrate Earth Day by Riding PSTA!
April 18, 2013 PSTA to Hold Evening Board Meeting
April 18, 2013 Get a Jump on Earth Day with PSTA!
April 18, 2013 35 Years of Safe Driving!
April 10, 2013 High School Juniors & Seniors Can Earn a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.
April 9, 2013 PSTA Ridership Continues Strong Showing
March 15, 2013 PSTA Leaders to Demo Double-Length Buses this Friday (Updated)
March 13, 2013 PSTA Leaders to Demo Double-Length Buses this Friday
March 7, 2013 PSTA Ridership Continues Increasing at Record Setting Pace
February 21, 2013 Congresswoman Celebrates Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient Bus Fleet!
February 19, 2013 Congresswoman Kathy Castor to Kick Off New SmartBus Rollout!
February 19, 2013 PSTA Announces New Partnership with Amscot!
February 15, 2013 PSTA and Amscot Financial to Announce New Partnership!
February 11, 2013 Ridership Surge Sets New Record for January
February 6, 2013 PSTA Sets Highest Single Day Ridership Ever!
February 6, 2013 PSTA Unveils New Video on Ridership
January 23, 2013 PSTA Board Unanimously Agrees to Ask County Commission for New Funding Source to Improve Transit!
January 14, 2013 PSTA Board Confirms Commitment to Regional Collaboration
January 9, 2013 Transit Ridership Hits an All-time High!

2012 Press Releases

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Date Press Release
December 17, 2012 Transit Plan Earns National Honors!
December 10, 2012 13 Straight Months of Record Setting Ridership!
December 7, 2012 New North County Connector Services Start Monday!
December 4, 2012 PSTA Celebrates the Launch of Three New North County Connector Services
December 4, 2012 PSTA to Hold Public Meetings Regarding New North County Connector Services
November 30, 2012 Ribbon Cutting Celebrating PSTA’s New North County Connector Services
November 28, 2012 PSTA Maintenance Director is Chosen to Help Save Taxpayer Dollars!
November 9, 2012 PSTA Starts the New Fiscal Year with Ridership Record!
November 2, 2012 Let PSTA Help You Exercise Your Right to Vote!
October 8, 2012 PSTA Tops All-Time Annual Ridership Record!
September 24, 2012 PSTA to Honor 2012 Driver of the Year!
September 21, 2012 PSTA Invests in Solar Power to Keep Stops Clean!
September 20, 2012 PSTA Supervisor Earns Continuing Education Honor
September 7, 2012 PSTA Continues Setting Ridership Records!
August 28, 2012 PSTA to Hold 2013 Budget Public Hearings
August 27, 2012 PSTA Operations Continue as Normal Until Sustained Winds Reach
Tropical Storm Level
August 21, 2012 PSTA Offers Safe, Reliable Transportation for RNC Delegates and Guests!
August 8, 2012 PSTA Sets 6th Monthly Ridership Record This Year!
August 3, 2012 PSTA - Clean, Affordable Transportation for Hands Across the Sand
July 27, 2012 PSTA Board Approves New Mid-County Customer Service Center!
July 27, 2012 Girl Scouts Partner with PSTA to Beautify Bus Stop
July 23, 2012 PSTA Awarded $2.6 Million for Bus Fleet Improvement!
July 16, 2012 PSTA Hosting Additional Workshops for New Service in Northern Pinellas County
July 9, 2012 June Ridership Defies Debby and Beats 2011!
July 6, 2012 PSTA to Hold Informational Meeting Regarding Community
Transportation Coordinator
June 25, 2012 Tropical Storm Debby Disrupting Some PSTA Routes
June 18, 2012 PSTA Encourages Bay Area Residents to “Dump the Pump!”
June 12, 2012 PSTA Hosting Workshops for New Service in Northern Pinellas County
June 11, 2012 PSTA to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Capital Projects Grant Application
June 8, 2012 PSTA Breaks Another Ridership Record!
June 4, 2012 PSTA to Host Workshops for New Service in Northern Pinellas County
May 22, 2012 PSTA is Featured Success Story for Allison Transmission!
May 14, 2012 PSTA Earns Perfect Score in Federal Audit!
May 10, 2012 PSTA Sets Monthly Ridership Record for April!
April 30, 2012 Kids Ride All Summer for Less Than The Cost of one Fill-Up!
April 24, 2012 PSTA Unveils New Video Series
April 23, 2012 Local Agencies Partner to Rescue Lost Woman
April 16, 2012 PSTA Seeks Input for New North County Service
April 9, 2012 PSTA Hits Highest Monthly Ridership EVER!
April 6, 2012 PSTA is the Easy Way to See the Rays!
March 28, 2012 Let PSTA be Your Special Event Chauffer this Weekend!
March 22, 2012 PSTA Sets Ridership Record for 3rd Month in a Row!
March 6, 2012 PSTA Earns TSA Gold Standard!
February 20, 2012 PSTA Sets Yet Another Ridership Record for January!
February 3, 2012 PSTA to Improve Bus Schedules on Three Routes This Sunday
January 27, 2012 PSTA Rider Latest Winner in the IM4Transit.org Project
January 26, 2012 PSTA and Jolley Trolley Partner with Clearwater Marine Aquarium!
January 23, 2012 PSTA Announces Record Ridership in December!
January 18, 2012 Pinellas Transit Study Team to Unveil New Project Video!
January 17, 2012 “Sack” Parking Hassles and Fees - Take the Central Avenue Trolley to the
East-West Shrine Game!
January 12, 2012 PSTA’s New Hybrid Cars Hit the Streets!
January 6, 2012 Public Comments Needed for Pinellas Transit Plan
January 4, 2012 Win a FREE iPad 2 in PSTA Photo Contest!

2011 Press Releases

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Date Press Release
December 15 PSTA Employees Donate Toys to Fill a SmartBus for the Holidays!
December 9 PSTA to Improve Schedule on Cross-Country Route 52
December 8 Regional Transportation Leaders Need to Hear From You!
December 8 Stay Safe and Avoid Parking Hassles by Taking PSTA to Holiday Celebrations and Boat Parades
December 5 PSTA Uses Driver Training Class to Help Haitian Refugees with Disabilities
December 2 Making a Splash from Beach to Bay!
November 29 PSTA Launches RidePSTA Blog!
November 28 PSTA Hybrid Bus Success Highlighted in International Video!
November 16 Award Winning PSTA Driver to Participated in Great American Teach In
October 31 PSTA Sets Historic Annual Ridership Record!
October 28 PSTA Riders can now purchase GO Cards as well as Scrumdiddlyumptious Treats!
October 14 PSTA Awarded $5 Million for Bus Fleet Improvement!
September 30 PSTA Chooses New Paratransit Service Providers
September 30 PSTA to Implement New Central Avenue Trolley along with
Service Adjustments this Sunday
September 29 PSTA Board of Directors Elects New Officers
September 27 New Central Avenue Trolley to Streamline Beach to Bay Transit Service
September 26 PSTA's Chair to Pass the Baton Following Nine Years of Dedicated Service
September 26 PSTA's Driver of the Year is a Customer Service Expert!
September 15 PSTA to Participate in National Rally for Public Transit
September 9 PSTA to Participate in National Moment of Remembrance
August 26 PSTA to Hold Two Public Hearings Regarding 2011/12 Budget
August 15 Transit Alternatives for a Stronger, Faster Pinellas
July 15 PSTA to Hold a Service Modification Public Hearing
June 28 PSTA to Hold a Program of Projects Capital Grant Application Public Hearing
May 20 Come Meet New PSTA CEO/Executive Director Bradford Miller
April 28 Kids Ride All Summer For Less Than The Cost of a Tank of Gas!
April 27 PSTA Selects New Executive Director
March 24 Temporary Detours Implemented for Grand Prix and Night Parade
March 3 Public Hearing Notice - Proposed DART Fare Increase
February 28 PSTA to Alter Service to Accommodate Police Funeral Procession
February 21 30 Years of Safe Driving (1.1 Million Miles)... and Counting!
February 17 PSTA Now Offers Free WiFi at Select Bus Transfer Centers
February 4 PSTA to Implement Service Improvements
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