Need a Ride?
is a cooperative effort of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners,
Metropolitan Planning Organization, City of Brooksville, Florida
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and
McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. in serving the people of Hernando
County with affordable public transportation. Whether you need a
ride to work, school, shopping, appointments or recreational activities,
THE Bus has a way to get you there. THE Bus is in the business of
connecting people, and helping people of Hernando County become
more self-sufficient in order to achieve their full potential.
Our mission is to excel in providing safe, cost-effective, and courteous
public transit that addresses the public need, within the financial
you for the opportunity to serve you.
AWARDED second place
in highest ridership increase on Fixed route
(Systems' UNDER 250,000)
Awarded First place
in safety for fixed route
(Systems' UNDER 250,000)
THE FOLLOWING STOPS WILL BE CLOSED STARTING
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014,
STARTING AT 11:00 AM
HOWELL AVE, NEAR IRENE ST
AND CITY HALL
THE CITY HALL STOP WILL BE TEMPORARILY
RELOCATED TO FORT DADE AND LEMON AVE
to all users of the bus
Due to the road construction on SR 50 west of
the Suncoast Parkway, the following bus stops have been temporarily
- Grove Rd.
- Sunoco (Barclay Ave.)
The bus will pull into Brookridge Blvd. and
into the parking lot at Pinebrook along that section of SR 50.
We ask that you exercise caution and appreciate your patience
while the SR 50 widening project continues over the next three
Hernando County Bus Stop ADA Assessment
Title VI Notice
TITLE VI POLICY STATEMENT
As a provider of public transportation whose employees have
extensive daily contact with the public, THE Bus recognizes
its responsibility to the community it serves and is committed
to a policy of nondiscrimination. THE Bus works to ensure nondiscriminatory
transportation in support of our mission to provide effective
and efficient management and delivery of public, specialized,
and coordinated transportation services in Hernando County.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs
and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically,
Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall,
on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected
to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal
financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
The Environmental Justice component of Title VI guarantees fair
treatment for all people and provides for THE Bus to identify
and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse
effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority
and low-income populations, such as undertaking reasonable steps
to ensure that Limited English Proficiency persons have meaningful
access to the programs, services, and information THE Bus provides.
Environmental Justice Regulations are:
(a) To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high
and adverse human health and environmental effects, including
social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income
(b) To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially
affected communities in the transportation decision-making process;
(c) To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay
in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.
Steve Diez, Transportation Planner II, has been designated as
THE Bus's Title VI Liaison, responsible for civil rights compliance
and monitoring to ensure non-discriminatory provision of transit
services and programs. Mr. Diez is also responsible for implementing
all aspects of the Title VI Program. However, along with the
Transit Operator, all transportation supervisors and their staff
share in the responsibility for making THE Bus's Title VI Program
a success. Implementation of the Title VI Program is accorded
the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations
incurred by THE Bus in its financial assistance agreements with
the Department of Transportation.
To request a copy of this agency’s Title VI program please contact
Steve Diez at the address below. Any person who believes they
have been discriminated against under Title VI has the right
to file a formal complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
Individuals and organizations may file a complaint with the
Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights
or by filling out the THE Bus Title VI complaint form.
complaint form should be completed, signed, and sent to
the Title VI Liaison at:
Steve Diez, Transportation Planner II
Hernando County MPO
20 N. Main St. Room 262
Brooksville, FL 34601
Please read the
Title VI Compliant Procedures prior submitting your form.