ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is planning to suspend all transit services ahead of Hurricane Idalia.
All transit services will be suspended starting Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. until further notice. The suspension could also be enacted earlier if tropical storm-force winds are sustained at 40 mph.
PSTA announced Wednesday morning that all services will continue to be suspended until Thursday, Aug. 31.
The suspension includes all PSTA routes, including PSTA Access, the Jolley Trolley, and Looper services.
Additionally, all PSTA routes will be fare-free on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to assist in evacuations.
PSTA is currently working with Pinellas County Emergency Management to provide free bus transportation to designated shelters. Residents can view a list of shelters and routes on the Pinellas County website: www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/shelters.htm