PSTA Announces SunRunner Grand Opening Date 

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PSTA Announces SunRunner Grand Opening Date 

St. Petersburg, Fl (Aug. 24, 2022) – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) officially announced the launch date of the SunRunner, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) of its kind in the Tampa Bay region. This highly anticipated service is planned to begin on Oct. 21, 2022. 

“I am excited to officially announce the grand opening of the SunRunner, a project that will truly transform the Tampa Bay region,” said Brad Miller, Chief Executive Officer of PSTA. “As our area’s first rapid transit system, the SunRunner will introduce enhanced customer service and connectivity, and encourage new economic growth for the region.” 

The SunRunner features semi-dedicated lanes, limited stops and safety enhancements for riders including level boarding platforms and crosswalks. The 10.3-mile line will connect St. Pete Beach, one of the best beaches in the U.S., with downtown St. Pete. It will include 30 stations with buses running every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening. 

The SunRunner will also be free for riders for the first 6 months of service. For more information, visit  

About PSTA
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 12.1 million rides per year. PSTA operates 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 210 vehicles. More information is available at

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