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PURPOSE STATEMENT

GOPASCO is committed to the effective and efficient management and delivery of public, specialized and coordinated transportation services in Pasco County. It is the continuing pursuit of GOPASCO to ensure that these services meet the mobility needs of Pasco County residents and visitors in terms of:

  • Accessibility
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Quality of Service
  • Reliability
  • Safety & Security

MISSION STATEMENT

GOPASCO’s mission is to provide safe, reliable and professional transportation to our citizens, neighbors and visitors of Pasco County.

OUR SERVICES

GOPASCO transportation services are provided by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners through Pasco County Public Transportation (GOPASCO). Bus service times vary per route, but in general fixed-route and paratransit services run from 5:30 a.m. through 8 p.m.

For information on our fares, please refer to our fares page, call GOPASCO at (727) 834-3322 or email us at info@gopasco.com.

GOPASCO is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We operate programs without regard to race, color and national origin. Contact us at (727) 834-3322 to request additional information or to file a complaint on non-discrimination obligations.

ADMINISTRATIVE OVERVIEW AND FUNDING

GOPASCO presently operates 11 fixed routes as well as a paratransit service program. Our fixed-route service covers the entire county from East Pasco’s Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills to Dade City and West Pasco’s Holiday to New Port Richey to Hudson to Shady Hills. Five routes also offer regional connections:

  • Route 18 | Jolly Trolley and PSTA 66L
  • Route 19 | PSTA 19 and 66L
  • Route 20 | TheBus – Blue Route
  • Route 21 | TheBus – Purple Route
  • Route 54 | HART 275LX

Demand response service is available upon request to qualified and registered mobility impaired individuals, as well as those who are transportation disadvantaged qualified through the GOPASCO paratransit service program. The GOPASCO Administrative Office is located in Port Richey, with a satellite operation’s office in San Antonio. GOPASCO reports to the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and is a part of the Public Service Branch. In addition to passenger fares, funding for GOPASCO is obtained through county ad valorem taxes, as well as state and federal grants.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

In the event of a natural disaster, GOPASCO is designated as an emergency support function for the Mass Evacuation Incident Annex. In this capacity, GOPASCO coordinates the evacuation efforts with other participating and available public and commercial transportation providers to ensure evacuees are transported safely and quickly to the nearest designated shelter. Our transportation evacuation function serves both ambulatory and non-ambulatory persons in the designated or declared evacuation zones. Support is provided as directed during voluntary and mandatory evacuations. Mandatory evacuation zones will receive priority support in terms of allocation and assignment of transportation resources.

GOPASCO also assists with:

  • Coordination of emergency transportation assistance in support of county departments, as well as other government and non-government agencies and organizations as directed by the appropriate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) authority
  • Coordination with other EOC functions to reduce the potential of duplication of efforts, to provide current resource and capability status, and to request information or assistance
  • Coordination with the School Board Transportation office to establish and provide evacuation routes to the public
  • Coordination with the Pasco County School Board Transportation Office to aid GOPASCO staff with staging buses, drivers and escorts in pre-established emergency operations areas throughout the county

STAFF DIRECTORY

Scheible, Kurt M.
Public Transportation Director
kscheible@gopasco.com
Dellwo, Jason
Operations Manager
jdellwo@gopasco.com
Bruckner, Rosemarie
Program Manager
rbruckner@gopasco.com
Tatum, Carleen
Training and Safety Officer
ctatum@gopasco.com
Flaherty, James
Transportation Business & Compliance Manager
jflaherty@gopasco.com

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