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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Autonomous Vehicle Advantage:

AVA’s service will be temporarily paused.

PSTA invites you to hop aboard and experience AVA! Embark on a smooth ride through some of the best shopping and entertainment that the City of Dunedin has to offer. AVA can even get you to the Blue Jays games!

AVA is introducing the cutting-edge technology of Autonomous Vehicles to Pinellas County. PSTA has partnered with Beep to bring our riders the first autonomous vehicle in the Tampa Bay Area to share the road with personal vehicles. 

During her visit to Dunedin, AVA will be looking to gain feedback on how the community feels about the possibility of using Autonomous Vehicles as transit option in the future. 

 

AVA in Dunedin
AVA Douglas Ave. Map


About our Service:

  • AVA’s service will be temporarily paused. 
  • Before riding, please read our Rules of the Road HERE.


COVID – 19 Precautions:

Similar to PSTA’s policy, passenger and attendants onboard AVA are always required to wear a mask. Beep has implemented several processes and procedures in light of COVID-19. AVA’s copilots undergo a temperature check before the start of every shift and are required to wear masks when on board.

Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer stations are available on AVA for copilots and passengers to use. We ask passengers to use the hand sanitizer before boarding AVA and buckle their seatbelts. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures while AVA in in service and at the end of the day. We have also reduced the seating capacity on our shuttles. Onboard copilots will direct where related passengers, unrelated passengers, and wheelchair companions should sit.

COVID-19 Service Update | Beep (ridebeep.com)

The Autonomous Vehicle Advantage

There are many benefits of riding in an Autonomous Vehicle, like AVA, over most traditional vehicles. AVA is a careful and defensive driver, is better for the environment, and has to potential to provide greater connectivity for riders. 

With the use of almost dozen sensors, AVA has more eyes on the road than a human driver possibly could. This results in safe transportation for riders, and other vehicles on the road. 

AVA is 100% electric. Using electricity generated from a power plant burns less fossil fuel and is more efficient than generating power / fuel for personal use (i.e., the internal combustion engine on a vehicle).

In addition, fewer moving parts means less environmental impact due to reduced maintenance and AVA has no consumable fluids onboard, like oil or engine coolant, that can harm the environment. 

In the future, autonomous vehicles such as AVA could be used as a permanent circulator service or a first mile / last mile solution to areas not served by PSTA’s network. This would help to alleviate traffic congestion around downtown areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did PSTA launch the AVA Pilot?

PSTA is always looking for innovative ways to help safely connect people to places. As autonomous vehicle technology is becoming more advanced, PSTA is exploring its potential use in Pinellas County. During her three-month pilot, AVA will be looking to gain feedback on how the community feels about the possibility of using Autonomous Vehicles as a transit option in the future.

What are the advantages of autonomous vehicles such as AVA?

Safety: With the use of LiDAR sensors, AVA has more eyes on the road than a human driver possibly could. This results in safe transportation for riders and other vehicles on the road. 

Environmental & Sustainability: AVA is 100% electric. Using electricity generated from a power plant burns less fossil fuel. It is more efficient than generating power/fuel for personal use (i.e., the internal combustion engine on a vehicle). In addition, fewer moving parts means less environmental impact due to reduced maintenance. AVA has no consumable fluids onboard, like oil or engine coolant, that can harm the environment. 

Connectivity: In the future, autonomous vehicles such as AVA could be used as a permanent circulator service or a first mile / last mile solution to areas not served by PSTA's mainline bus network. 

Equity: PSTA leads the way in innovation and introduces cutting-edge technology to as many high-traffic parts of the Pinellas County region as possible. AVA allows residents and visitors alike to experience a future transit solution. 

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