If all goes according to schedule, Sunrunner—the Tampa Bay area’s first ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line—will begin operating in late October, running from downtown St. Pete to St. Pete Beach and incorporating 26 stops. It’ll be free to ride for the first six months (then $2.25 one way). Like all mass transit projects in Tampa Bay, the overriding question is: Will enough people ride it? Sunrunner is purported to be 30% faster than the current bus service, with hybrid electric buses running every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. On paper, Sunrunner looks promising. The line’s success or failure will have a lot to say about future mass-transit initiatives in the region.