The Pinellas County Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program is a state-funded program that provides reduced cost transportation throughout the county to residents who qualify as "Transportation Disadvantaged."
In order to qualify for Transportation Disadvantaged services in Pinellas County, a person must:
|Family Size||Gross Yearly Income||Gross Monthly Income|
|Over eight add per child||+$4,180||+$522.50|
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) provides bus service throughout most of the county. All buses are air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Individuals able to access and ride a bus can qualify for either a 10 (non-consecutive) Day bus pass for $5.00 per month, or a 31-Day unlimited ride bus pass for $11.00 per month. The passes can be used for travel to any location served by the PSTA bus system. To get bus route maps and schedules from PSTA, call 727-540-1900 or click here.
Individuals who cannot use the bus for some of their trips may qualify for door-to-door service for those trips for $3.00 per one-way trip. The fee is due in cash at the time of the ride.
If approved for door-to-door service, the individual will need to make trip reservations for eligible trip purposes approved within Pinellas County.
TD Late Shift provides up to 25 free on-demand trips per month to/from work when bus service is not available. To qualify, the individual must:
To sign up, call 727-540-1900, ext. 6.
TD Urgent Day provides one $3 on-demand trip per month to anyone who has their current TD bus pass and has a life-sustaining (non-emergency) trip that cannot be effectively served by bus.
To take the trip, call 727-540-1900, ext. 6, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Complete and mail the application, along with required Proof of Income, to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to the address shown on the application. Fax the completed application and documentation to 727-540-1923 or submit to a representative at one of PSTA's Customer Service Centers.
Learn of your approval or denial by calling 727-540-1900 two weeks after the submission of your paperwork.
If approved for a TD bus pass, the individual will need to bring a government-issued photo ID to one of the PSTA Customer Service Centers listed below. In addition, the individual will need to bring cash, credit or debit to purchase their pass:
Service is limited based on available funding.
The Pinellas County Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program is administered by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which serves as the county Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). The CTC is appointed by the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. The CTC works closely with the Local Coordinating Board (LCB), which serves as the policy-making body for the TD Program. The LCB is comprised of private citizens, transportation providers and representatives from the MPO, human services agencies and other agencies that serve the transportation disadvantaged community. LCB meetings are held bi-monthly, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information on LCB meetings, visit Local Coordination Board (LCB) or call Forward Pinellas at 727-464-8250.
TD is an equal opportunity program which complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act as amended and encourages the participation of individuals with Limited English Proficiency.
For commendations, questions or complaints, please contact PSTA at 727-540-1888 or the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Helpline 800-983-2435. You may also follow the Complaint and Grievance Procedures listed on page 38 of the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan.