Tampa Bay Express
Tampa Bay Express is a system of express toll lanes that will be built as an addition to existing interstate routes. These new lanes give drivers a choice of paying a toll in order to enjoy a better commute and help relieve overall traffic congestion. In St. Petersburg, the proposed express lanes begin at Gandy Boulevard and proceed north towards Hillsborough County. Tampa Bay Express will be constructed when funding becomes available.
As part of the Tampa Bay Express initiative, the Express Bus in Tampa Bay Express Lanes Study evaluated potential premium express bus service operating within proposed tolled interstate express lanes. This study also looked at the feasibility of providing regional transit service to beaches, business districts, and multimodal centers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. In St. Petersburg, the proposed express bus service begins in downtown St. Petersburg and proceeds north towards Hillsborough County.
Gateway Express Project
The Gateway Express project is a planned expressway that aims to improve mobility and transportation efficiency in mid-Pinellas County, including areas north of St. Petersburg. The project consists of two branches: an elevated highway above 118th Street North between Interstate (I-275) and US Hwy 19 (US 19) and a raised highway in the median of Roosevelt (SR 686) from 118th Street to the Bayside Bridge. The project funding was recently approved and is anticipate to start construction in 2017.
Time Limited Parking
When parking in an area that has a 2 hour parking sign (or other time limit as posted on signs), please note that parking in this area is for the time posted hours only. You must travel through an intersection to start a new parking session.
Pay-by-Phone at Parking Meters
The city of St. Petersburg and Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced a revolutionary new service that will allow residents and visitors in downtown St. Petersburg to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking. To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register for free at www.parkmobile.com . Once registered, motorists can use a mobile app, the internet, or a toll free phone call, 877-PARK-714 or 1-877-727-5714 to pay for parking ($0.35 per transaction or $1.75 per month and $0.25 per transaction for frequent users). Motorists can also select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders fifteen minutes before their time expires.
Transportation and Parking Management Department staff maintains and improves the transportation system for the safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and services. Our clear focus is on traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle safety in partnership with the community as a whole to enhance the quality of life for all our citizens and visitors.
Each of our division's works together to provide this effective service that affects the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and visits the City of St. Petersburg.
Well maintained streets with proper lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks and crossings for pedestrians, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic management programs, efficient intersections, and downtown parking management are examples of how the St. Petersburg Transportation and Parking Management Department is working to move you throughout this Great City in the safest way possible.