Attention Riders: 

Effective Sunday, June 6, 2021, PSTA will return to pre-COVID levels of service.

  • Masks will still be required as mandated by Federal Law
  • Passenger limits on buses will be lifted
  • Riders may resume boarding through the front door

Starting July 5th, PSTA will resume charging fares.


A PARTIR DEL 6 DE JUNIO

PSTA volverá a ofrecer los mismos servicios que había ofrecido antes de la pandemia.

  • Uso de cubrebocas seguirán siendo obligatorias según lo establecido por la Legislación Federal
  • Se eliminará el límite de pasajeros que pueden subir en los autobuses
  • Los pasajeros podrán volver a acceder por la puerta principal

A PARTIR DEL 5 DE JULIO
PSTA reanudará el cobro de tarifas.

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Effective July 5, 2021: PSTA resumed charging fares.

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Regular Cash Fare

$2.25

Reduced Cash Fare

$1.10

WHERE'S MY BUS?

Introducing the Real Time Bus Information.

PSTA invites you to experience Real Time Bus Information. The system works with GPS technology and allows PSTA to pinpoint each vehicles exact location at all times. This means we can provide reliable, real-time departure information to passengers.

 

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Real Time Bus Information on Mobile Phone

It’s not every day you meet a person who can say that their job saved their life. It’s not every day you meet a person who fled their home country because of war. It’s not every day you meet a person who lives their dream every day by being a bus driver. Meet Milan Rakovic.

 Milan military photo

 

Born in Bosnia (formerly Yugoslavia), Milan aspired to learn everything that he could about mechanics, and the art of transportation, including driving commercial vehicles. After transportation school and serving in the military, Milan applied to be a bus driver for the city of Sarajevo at the age of 21, the youngest driver in the history of the company. After a few years, the war in Bosnia began and it tore not only the country but Milan’s family apart. 

 

Map of Bosnia

 

 

“I was lucky. I was driving the bus and that’s what saved my life... if I wasn’t driving it I wouldn’t be alive. Driving the bus, I was able to move city to city and eventually move with my wife to Serbia,” said Milan.

 

He had to flee the country to save his family, but sadly his father did not make it. After some time of driving buses and trying to stay alive, Milan received a phone call he will never forget. He got a call from the US Embassy saying that he has been selected to work in America.  “I signed the paper that I was going to the United States and ‘oh my god’ my hands were shaking,” said Milan.

In 1997, Milan and his family arrived at the Tampa International Airport, bags in hand and ready to live the American dream. In 1998, Milan found his second home.

Milan at PSTA

 

Being hired as a mechanic by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Milan was ready to help get buses back on the road in a timely fashion, but not without a dictionary in his back pocket to learn the English language. After six years as a mechanic, Milan said it was time to get back behind the wheel. He became a PSTA bus operator, to not only bring people different places across Pinellas county but do it with a smile.

“Milan is a wonderful person with great qualities and skills and portrays great professionalism in his job. We are proud to have him as part of our PSTA Family,” said Theo Bakomihalis, Safety Security and Training Director.

Since being a member of the PSTA family since 1998, Milan has shown what it truly means to be a bus driver, showing respect to riders and to leadership. It earned him the highly prestigious award of 2019 Bus Operator of the Year.

 

Milan & other PSTA employees

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