PSTA Prepares for Tropical Storm Eta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2020
PSTA PREPARES FOR TROPICAL STORM ETA
BUS SERVICE REMAINS IN EFFECT, UNLESS WINDS REACH 40 MILES PER HOUR
St. Petersburg, Fla - The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is preparing for Tropical Storm Eta. Bus service is scheduled to remain open, but PSTA will halt service if the storm has sustained Tropical Storm Force Winds of 40 miles per hour.
“The safety of our drivers and passengers is always our top priority at PSTA. We are committed to providing service, as long as it’s safe to do so,” said Brad Miller, Chief Executive Officer of PSTA. “As we keep a close watch on Tropical Storm Eta’s path, we will continue to send updates right away to keep our community informed.”
PSTA will update the local media about the status of service, so tune into your TV and radio stations for the most up-to-date information. Riders can also find the latest information on PSTA bus service by calling the InfoLine at 727-540-1900 or by visiting our Facebook and Twitter feeds at Ride PSTA. PSTA will resume service as soon as possible after the storm passes.
If a hurricane evacuation were to occur, PSTA will work with Pinellas County Emergency Management to provide free bus transportation to designated shelters. Residents can view a list of shelters and routes on the Pinellas County website: www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/shelters.htm
There are also several locations where passengers can transfer and ride to a shelter with available space. The transfer locations are: Park Street Terminal, Grand Central Station, Westfield Countryside Mall, Tyrone Square Mall and Pinellas Park Transit Center. Pets will be permitted on evacuation buses as long as they are in a pet carrier. Passengers who plan to evacuate to a shelter that accepts pets must pre-register with Pinellas County Animal Services by calling 727-582-2600.
Citizens who need transportation to a “special needs” shelter must pre-register with Pinellas County Emergency Management by calling 727-464-3800. Call your nearest fire department or home healthcare provider or submit a form online.
To stay up to date, please follow PSTA on all social media channels and local media outlets.
PSTA Communications & Public Relations Manager
O: (727) 540-1853 | C: (727) 249-6542
PSTA: The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 12.1 million rides per year. PSTA operates 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 210 vehicles.