Public Transit


St Johns County 2019-2021 Federal Transit Administration DBE Goal: .4% – This goal represents the percentage of work to be accomplished by DBE prime contractors, subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and material suppliers for professional services, construction, and procurement contracts on federal-aid transit projects and grants. Federal Transit Administration Goal Setting Methodology.

Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus Company – The Center of Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) conducted a Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus system to identify comprehensive improvements that could be made over a five year implementation period. The final recommendations were presented to the Board of County Commissioners on October 17, 2017. Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus Company

Sunshine Bus Company

St. Johns County is the recipient of public transportation funding from federal, state, and local sources. As a recipient of these funds, St. Johns County is responsible for maintaining compliance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 53. The funding is solely for the operation of services within the County. The County contracts with the St. Johns County Council on Aging for the day-to-day operation of the public transportation system. As the recipient of the funding, St. Johns County is obligated to ensure that all funds are expended in accordance with state and federal regulations. While this responsibility is passed through to the COA by contract, the county is responsible for oversight and monitoring the COA.

The St. Johns County Sunshine Bus Company provides two distinct modes; a Fixed-Route system, with an established schedule that operates within the St. Augustine Urbanized Area, and a Demand Response door-to-door service, or paratransit service that operates by reservation and is available to those qualified as Transportation Disadvantaged, as well as those who qualify for Medicaid non-emergency transportation.

Bus Stop Shelter Installations In April 2013, St. Johns County installed new bus shelters for riders of the fixed route system, known as the Sunshine Bus, operated by the St Johns County Council on Aging

Bus Shelter Locations

2022 Transit Development Plan

St Johns County’s Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a ten-year strategic vision that guides transit funding to serve the mobility needs of our community while providing and a clean, safe, convenient, and reliable transit system. The TDP evaluates the existing transit system, identifies service improvements as well as capital investments, and presents a financial plan based on available funding. 2022 Transit Development Plan Annual Report

2021 Major Update Public Transit Development Plan

The St Johns County 2021 Major Update of the Transit Development Plan (TDP), adopted on August 17, 2021, is the strategic guide for public transportation in St Johns County. The Florida Department of Transportation requires public transit providers that receive state funding to develop and adopt a TDP consistent with Chapter 14-73.001 of the Florida Administrative Code, and section 341.071 of the Florida Statutes. A major update to the TDP is conducted every five years, and an Annual Progress Report is done in the years following the major update. Information on The St Johns County Council on Aging transportation services can be accessed at

Download the complete Transit Development Plan(8 MB)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

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. 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 St Johns County 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 (LEP) persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information the County provides. St. Johns County Title VI Plan  |  Resolution 2022-417