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 limits.
Thank you for the opportunity
to serve you.
Notice 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 years.
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
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
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.
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.