As a resident of the city, you already know that New Port Richey has a lot to offer its residents. It’s hard to be the city’s location since it is conveniently located just 30 miles outside of Tampa and only about 45 minutes from the beautiful beaches of nearby Clearwater. Residents enjoy lower housing costs and a lower cost of living than the metro areas, so it is a popular residential choice for those who work in more populated areas of Tampa Bay.
Since the city of New Port Richey covers 4.6 miles, it does not take long to get from one side of the city to the other by car. However, not all residents own a car or the proper legal documentation to operate a vehicle.
Statistically, public transportation in New Port Richey is not nearly as popular as it is in many other areas of the country. Only .2 percent of workers in New Port Richey take public transportation to get to work. This can be compared to 1.6 percent in the state of Florida and 1.8 percent nationwide.
However, that does not mean that you do not have any public transportation options when you need to get around in New Port Richey.
Pasco County Public Transportation, or PCPT, provides service in New Port Richey along with Dade City, Port Richey and Zephyrhills. There are three bus routes in East Pasco and six in West Pasco. In 2012, a 10th route was added to cross the county on weekdays only. The Blue Bird buses in the fleet all run on diesel fuel.
If you need to travel from Pasco County to another location, the PCPT routes also connect to PSTA, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and HART, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit service. These exciting connections allow you to travel down to Clearwater for a day at the beach or head over to Tampa to take in a Buccaneers game, shop at the International Plaza Mall or enjoy an unforgettable Cuban meal at the historic Columbia restaurant.
You can learn more about specific bus routes and pick up locations by contacting Pasco County Public Transportation.