In the event of a hurricane, PSTA works with Pinellas County Emergency Management to assist with evacuation by providing bus transportation to designated shelters. A list of the Shelters and Routes that serve them will be posted prior to a pending storm.
There are also several locations where passengers can transfer and ride to a shelter with available space. The transfer locations are: Park Street Terminal, Williams Park, Central Plaza Terminal, Westfield Countryside Mall, Tyrone Square Mall, and Shoppes at Park Place.
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
Citizens who need transportation to a “special needs” shelter must pre-register with Pinellas County Emergency Management (727) 464-3800, or call the Citizen Information Center during an event at
PSTA recommends that passengers keep a close watch on any storm, and evacuate right away when suggested by Pinellas County Emergency Management. PSTA will phase out regular bus service as a storm approaches in order to provide evacuations and will halt service once a storm has Tropical Storm Force winds (40 mph).
PSTA will resume service as soon as possible after a storm passes. PSTA will keep the local media updated about the status of service, so tune in to your TV and radio stations for the most up-to-date information.