The SunRunner buses will hit the streets in 2022 along the currently under construction BRT route connecting downtown St. Petersburg to the Gulf beaches.
The nine new buses are 40-foot hybrid-electric manufactured by Gillig and feature artwork by Chad Mize as well as the iconic yellow “Mr. Sun” image on the outside of the light turquoise buses.
The route will run in a dedicated lane along First Avenues North and South, meant to provide a quicker alternative between downtown and the beaches with fewer stops than the existing Central Avenue Beach Trolley.
Pre-pay options will be available via mobile app.
– Janelle Irwin Taylor, Extensive Enterprises Media