Free Ride: USFSP Partners With PSTA

BeFunky_PSTAFree.jpgThere’s yet one more benefit to being a USFSP Bull: Effective immediately, students, faculty and staff can ride any of 200 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) busses – for free. USFSP riders may now simply show their University ID card when boarding the bus, thanks to PSTA’s Universal Pass, or U-Pass, program.

“With the U-Pass program, USFSP pays a flat rate to provide unlimited access to busses and trolleys for students and employees,” said Joe Trubacz, regional vice chancellor of Administration and Finance. “It’s a huge financial benefit for our commuter students, in particular. And let’s face it, fewer cars on the road benefits us all.”

“This is a wonderful way to underscore USFSP’s commitment to sustainability,” added Jennifer Winter, sustainability coordinator. “The gas savings alone are incredible, even with the most fuel-efficient cars.

Busses stop regularly at USFSP, on 6th Avenue near the Butterfly Garden. Trolleys travel downtown several times an hour. For a schedule, just TEXT 414-11 or visit