PSTA to Temporarily Shut Down the St. Petersburg Looper
The South Clearwater Jolley Trolley will also be temporarily shut down and the scheduled for the North Clearwater Jolley Trolley will change. Other routes will also see schedule changes.
PINELLAS COUNTY – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has announced that, beginning Monday (March 30), it will temporarily suspend the downtown St. Petersburg Looper service as well as the South Clearwater Beach Jolley Trolley route because of a lack of ridership brought on by business and hotel closures.
The Jolley Trolley North Clearwater Beach Route and North Coastal Route to Tarpon Springs will continue operating on a Saturday schedule that ends 10 p.m.
All PSTA weekday services will begin to run on a Saturday schedule and all PSTA weekend service will be a Sunday schedule beginning Sunday (March 29). All services will end by 10 p.m., including paratransit. This equates to a roughly 30 percent reduction in service and allows more than 100 transit employees to stay home, while PSTA continues to provide transportation to the community. Additional buses will be available for higher ridership routes to limit passenger loads. For additional services changes, got to psta.net.
Last week, PSTA announced it is temporarily going fare-free on all routes until further notice. By temporarily going fare-free, it reduces crowding at the farebox and limits exposure to passengers and bus operators. In addition, bus operators have the discretion to limit the number of riders on their bus to no more than 10 people at a given time and require patrons to use the rear door of the buses.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PINELLAS SUNCOAST TRANSIT AUTHORITY.
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