The future is almost here. On August 17th, 2020, construction of the Tampa Bay Region’s first Bus Rapid Transit began. Elected officials, board members, and PSTA staff broke ground on the SunRunner. This revolutionary transit system will move people either from Downtown St. Petersburg to the Sunset Capital of Florida, St. Pete Beach, or visa versa in 35 minutes or less.
Board member Gina Driscoll said it best at the groundbreaking, “St. Petersburg is open for business, and it’s time to get on board.” The SunRunner will be an economic boost for the community, being so close to restaurants, shops, and hotels, it will be a tourist attraction that Pinellas County will sure be proud of.
Construction of the SunRunner is expected to take approximately 18 months, with a target date of being completed in 2022.
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