St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is offering a summer-long bus pass designed for kids and now, by kids.
Seventeen-year-old Gilda Liu is the winner of PSTA’s Haul Pass design contest—a new way the agency is educating young riders about using public transportation this summer.
“With schools letting out and summer camps beginning, public transportation and PSTA play a very important role in getting our young people around this summer,” said PSTA Spokesperson Ashlie Handy. “We wanted to do something fun and new to engage our young riders and educate them about this great promotion.”
This year, PSTA offered Pinellas County public school kids the opportunity to submit a design for the look of the 2017 Haul pass under the theme: Imagine the Places You Can Go. After more than twenty entries and submissions from all over the county, PSTA announced Gilda Liu as the first place winner.
“The pass I created represents all the places PSTA takes me, not only over the summer but all year round,” said Seminole High School Senior Gilda Liu. “I ride PSTA because it’s my ticket to freedom.”
Haul Pass is a 15-week summer bus pass that allows unlimited rides for youth riders ages 18 and younger. The bus pass is valid from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, August 31 on all local PSTA and Jolley Trolley routes. The pass is not valid on PSTA’s 100X or 300X routes.
Passes are now available for purchase at all PSTA terminals and on the PSTA website for $35. For more information visit www.psta.net/haulpass.
About PSTA: The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 13.4 million rides per year. PSTA operates nearly 38 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 207 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 PSTA is an equal opportunity employer. .