Who: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and CVS/Pharmacy
What: Announce a new partnership where CVS/Pharmacy stores will now sell PSTA GO Cards
When: August 5, 2013
Where: At 48 CVS/Pharmacy locations throughout Pinellas County
Why: To make it easier for residents and tourists to purchase bus passes and get to and from area CVS/Pharmacy locations
With the shake of a hand and a smile, leaders from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and CVS/Pharmacy nearly doubled the number of locations where you can purchase bus passes today. Those passes, called GO Cards, are now available for purchase at 48 CVS/Pharmacy locations throughout Pinellas County. “This is an exciting opportunity for the community as it will make buying GO Cards easier than ever,” said PSTA Board Chair and St. Petersburg City Councilman, Jeff Danner. “PSTA ridership is at an all-time record high and this new partnership will make it much easier to meet the growing demand for GO Card outlets.”
Danner joined officials from CVS/Pharmacy at their store at 4th Street and 9th Avenue North in St. Petersburg to celebrate the new partnership. On hand were CVS/Pharmacy District Sales Manager Brian Bache, Store Manager Scott Greer, and Assistant Manager Joe Sferrazza.
Pinellas CVS/Pharmacy locations now carry all PSTA passes except for Passports, Haul Passes and the 20 Ride Premium GO Cards, which can be purchased online at www.PSTA.net.
To plan a trip or learn more about riding PSTA, just visit the agency’s award-winning website at: www.PSTA.net. Patrons are also encouraged to use PSTA’s new Real Time Bus Information system to find out exactly when the next bus will arrive at their stop. Simply logon to www.RidePSTA.net or call the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900.
Riders can also keep up with the agency’s plans for the future of transportation in Pinellas County and participate in the community conversation helping to shape those plans at www.GreenlightPinellas.org.