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LOCAL TRANSIT UPDATES

 

In response to COVID-19 developments, local transit providers are reducing and adjusting their transit schedules.  In the interest of public service, TBARTA is posting the latest changes below, please click the link of your transit provider for more information.

 

HART is operating on a COVID-19 Service Schedule, but will be restoring regular service schedules for all local routes and the TECO Line Streetcar System beginning on Sunday, November 15, 2020. HART continues to disinfect daily and continues to require face coverings onboard and stagger seating onboard. The November 15 restoration will bring HART up to 95% of pre-COVID service levels.  For complete information, click here.

Service until November 15:

Local Bus Service:

Routes 1, 6, 12, 34, 400: Regular daily schedule
Route 31: Regular schedule (Mon-Fri only)
All other Local Routes: Sunday schedule, 7 days a week

Express and Limited Express Bus Service:

Routes 20X, 24LX, 25LX, 60LX, 75LX: No service
Route 275LX: Regular schedule, operating ONLY between Wiregrass Park-n-Ride and University Area Transit Center

Route 360LX: Regular schedule

HARTFlex: No Service

Streetcar Service:

Monday through Friday:  7 am- 11 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am to 11 pm

HARTPlus Paratransit Service:

Continued operation based on local route level of operation and span of service

HART Customer Service Centers will remain open. It is recommended riders travel for essential purposes only. HART is NOT an emergency transportation provider.

All HARTPlus subscriptions are continuing to be placed on hold until further notice. HARTPlus Customers must book their trips on demand.

More information at www.GoHart.org
Phone: 813-254-4278

PSTA requests that riders only use transit for essential or emergency purposes.

PSTA is temporarily fare-free and asking bus passengers to use the rear door to enter and exit.

ROUTE CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 13, 2020:

Service on these routes will change to better serve our community. New passenger schedules will be available at PSTA Customer Service Centers.

Four additional routes return to regular service. All service will end at 10 p.m.

The following routes will return to pre-coronavirus service seven days a week: 9, 14, 74 and 78.

Routes 4, 18, 19, 34, 52/52LX, 59, 60, Suncoast Beach Trolley & Looper returned to regular frequencies in June and will remain the same.

All routes not mentioned will operate on a Saturday schedule every day except Sundays - when they will run on a regular Sunday/Holiday schedule.

No service on Route 58 and 300X.

More information is available at www.psta.net/
Phone: 727-540-1900

Following more than five months of fare-free ridership to support customers facing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic, Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) resumed regular fare collection on October 1, 2020.

Riders will be required to board through the front door and exit through the rear doors to minimize crowding at the fare box. PCPT strongly encourages you to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines to be mindful of the health and wellness of our customers and team members.

Learn more about PCPT fixed route fares and bus passes by visiting bit.ly/faresandpasses and paratransit fares at bit.ly/paratransitfares.

More information at www.pascocountyfl.net/243/Public-TransportationPCPT

Phone: (727) 834-3322 West Pasco,  (352) 521-4587 East Pasco, (813) 235-6073 Central Pasco

MCAT COVID-19 Service Updates - Effective July 16, 2020

Routes:

MCAT ROUTES (EXCEPT TROLLEYS) 
These routes will end before 7:00 pm: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16

ANNA MARIA ISLAND TROLLEY
Normal 20-minute service from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm began on Saturday, June 6, 2020 operating seven days per week and on holidays.

ROUTE 203 (SKYWAY CONNEXION)
Starting July 20, 2020, the Skyway ConneXion operates all weekdays, Monday through Friday. Please check the schedule as trip times have changed slightly. Now serves PSTA's Grand Central Terminal on Central Avenue in Pinellas County.

LONGBOAT KEY SHUTTLE
Longboat Key Shuttle is now taking advance reservations Monday through Sunday.

BEACH EXPRESS
No service on this route on Sundays.

For details, call the MCAT Rider Information Line at (941) 749-7116.

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) is temporarily offering fare-free fixed route transit and Handy Bus service. This includes MCAT Route 99 buses that travel into Sarasota County.

Passengers are asked to board and de-board using the rear door of the Transit/Trolley system.

Rear door boarding and de-boarding creates more "social distancing" by eliminating the need for passengers to board at the front door to access the fare box, which is adjacent to the transit operator. Free fare further protects the health and safety of both transit operators and passengers.

More information at www.mymanatee.org/departments/mcat
Phone: 941-749-7116

TheBus has resumed resumed regular service hours and fare collection.

In order to be consistent with COVID 19 recommendations issued by the Federal Transit Administration and due to safety concerns for drivers and passengers, the transit Operator contracted to operate bus service for Hernando County respectfully requests that all passengers wear a face covering when riding or utilizing the Hernando County Transit Service.

Hernando County Transit Department (TheBus) is taking the following measures to help prevent the spread of disease:

  • Enhanced sanitizing procedures across the system (Buses are cleaned and sanitized daily)
  • Increased intensity of sanitizing procedures on high-touch surfaces
  • All floor areas are mopped daily
  • Sharing information about how to stay healthy

More information at www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-n-z/transit-thebus

Phone: 352-754-4444

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RIDE SHARE PARTICIPANTS

 

Commute Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) are keeping close watch on developments related to COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), here are some common questions and answers that will be of interest for participants in carpools, vanpools, and other ride sharing services:


Q: How does the virus spread?
A: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Q: Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
A: People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). However, some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Q: How easily does the virus spread?
A: How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained.

Commute Tampa Bay advises that commuters be diligent in practicing safe hygiene: washing hands, avoid touching surfaces that may be contaminated, and refrain from touching their own mouth, nose, and eyes. In addition, if you are sick, please be considerate of ride share partners and refrain from using ride share when you are ill.
More complete information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus website, here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/