The "Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit" project is in the application stage at FTA.
PSTA, THE PUBLIC BUS AGENCY, is trying to take 1 of 3 lanes of:
One needs to look no further then the mess on 9th Street North in St Pete to see what happens when a lane of traffic is taken away from a busy road. It is chaos.
If left unchallenged PSTA will begin to run monster 40' buses every 15 minutes from 6am to midnight daily in BUS ONLY LANES! They will pass 72 times per day.
This will destroy the flow of traffic we all depend upon everyday.
There is no need and no demand for more bus service on Central Avenue Corridor.
PSTA's system ridership is down 20% over the last 5 years due to falling demand!
They have a $1.7 Million deficit this year.
They project a $3 Million deficit next year.
Yet they receive more money year after year after year. They refuse to trim low performing routes, leading to losses, but want to add more.
Is this their attempt at a bailout at our expense?
PSTA has applied for millions in grants for this new unnecessary project that will impact residents, motorists and businesses for 22 miles on roads that are already served by PSTA public transportation for those residents that need that service.
Take Action now, call the officials on list you can obtain below.