PSTA Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2016

PSTA to offer free rides to polls on Election Day


St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will provide free rides to polling places during the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., registered voters can get a free roundtrip ride on any PSTA bus or trolley by showing a valid Pinellas voter information card upon boarding. 

“Our residents have a lot of important decisions to make on Election Day and finding a ride to the polls should not have to be one of them,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller.

This is not the first year PSTA has offered free rides to voting residents and will not be the last.

“We intend on providing free rides to voters on all future elections,” Miller said. “If we can help get more voters out to the polls and make their day a little easier, then we have served one of our many purposes.”

Riders are encouraged to prepare for their trip by identifying their polling location and which routes will take them there before traveling. PSTA bus operators will not have this information available. For help with trip planning, riders can call the InfoLine at (727) 540-1900 or visit PSTA.net.

For a complete list of polling locations, riders can visit the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website.

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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 www.psta.net. PSTA is an equal opportunity employer.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ashlie Handy, PSTA (727) 488-8237, ahandy@psta.net