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Hillsborough Rides – March 2017 : Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The three most populated counties in the seven-county Tampa Bay area are Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. County lines are blurred when you are traveling. That’s why transportation planning must take a more regional approach. This plan will build on decades of planning and bridge the gap between the vision for transit throughout the region….

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FDOT funds projects countywide

When FDOT’s draft Tentative Work Program came out, listed among the District’s most important transportation projects was funding for many of the MPO’s highest priorities. The funded projects span the entire county with projects in Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and unincorporated Hillsborough. They also fell nicely into the categories the MPO developed in anticipation…

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Vision Zero – Please join us for Workshop #2!

Community leaders will be gathering for the second of four Vision Zero workshops on January 31, 2017 from 9am – 11am at the Town & Country Regional Library (7606 Paula Drive). Part of the workshop includes a walking audit of Hillsborough Avenue and Hanley Road. Attendees will make observations of traveler behavior, road design, and…

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Hillsborough Rides December 2016 – Become a transportation advisor!

Positions are currently open on our Citizens Advisory Committee  (meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly @ 9a) representing the Port Authority, African-American Community, Business Community, and Neighborhoods. The Livable Roadways Committee (meets the 3rd Wednesday monthly @ 9a) has openings representing Neighborhoods and Transit Users.

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Northwest County’s bus service study

With the MPO’s support for a consulting team, HART is taking another look at how to best serve the communities of Citrus Park, Northdale, Carrollwood Village, Westchase, and Town & Country. It’s a challenging proposition since homes often are not in walking distance of bus stops or destinations like stores, parks, and schools. And it…

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National peer exchange features Hillsborough’s work

Where do you get good information about the long-term implications of short-term decisions? This was a hot topic at the Federal Highway Administration‘s Scenario Planning Peer Exchange recent workshop in Norfolk, Virginia. Hillsborough MPO Executive Director Beth Alden was one of two guest speakers. Hillsborough’s story: Imagine alternative scenarios, crunch the numbers, think out of…

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HART & Transdev launch HART HyperLINK!

Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), HART HyperLINK was launched on November 14th. This first-in-the-nation transit-operated rideshare service gets you to and from your destination within a defined three mile radius from a designated HART Bus Stop. Features: Connection to HART system: ✓ Rideshare technology: ✓ ADA-accessible: ✓ Give #HARTHyperLINK a try. Your…

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New way to Cross the Bay

The Cross Bay Ferry has begun running regular trips between downtown Tampa and Saint Petersburg. The 98-foot long ferry can carry a total of 149 people. With both interior and exterior seating you can load up your bicycles, strollers, even luggage, for the approximately 50-minute ride across the bay. Whether commuting to work or recreating…

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New route for HART’s In-Towner

The In-Towner Trolley has a much more inclusive route to serve the downtown! As of October 31st, weekdays now include the Channel District and Harbour Island. Saturdays are positioned as an event parking shuttle. Check out the maps to find your closest stop. Operated by HART and funded by the City of Tampa. The In-Towner…

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FREE Downtowner rides daily!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership has launched the Downtowner! This FREE service is on-demand and point-to-point. Rides are requested through an app, or hailed on the street. In its first month, the Downtowner served nearly 13,000 riders, and its drivers have covered over 7,840 miles. In total, 12 six-passenger street-legal electric low speed vehicles (traveling on…

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Uber partners with Lightning with new Uber lanes

The Tampa Bay Lightning have taking a step to aid fans coming and going from Amalie Arena. Uber lanes are now available outside the arena. The team has announced two exclusive Uber drop-off and pick-up lanes along Channelside Drive between Florida Avenue and Morgan Street. This is especially important to transportation disadvantaged who rely on…

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HART to receive up to $1 Million for driverless circulator service

HART has teamed up with the FDOT to make getting around Downtown Tampa easier and safer. Up to $1 million will be available to fund an Autonomous Vehicle Circulator Service between Marion Transit Center to Downtown Tampa along the low speed, controlled access, Marion Street Transitway. This project would be one of the first of…

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Critical Infrastructure Symposium Rescheduled

In an ironic turn of events, the originally-scheduled symposium was postponed due to inclement weather. The new date has been set for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from . The symposium will focus on sharing information on the impacts of sea level rise, extreme precipitation and storm surge impacts, facilitating discussions regarding preparedness and resiliency. The…

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Fresh food on-the-go is back!

The Farmer’s market at netp@ark is open for business, and this time for an extra hour to make purchasing healthy, fresh, and local produce easier. Transit riders and the public can buy all the ingredients needed to make a healthy dinner as they make their way home from work or school. The link between transportation…

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HART service changes

HARTline Service changes will go into effect on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Highlights include the Route 96 Weekday In-Towner current routing will become permanent from detour implemented back on October 31 and Route 97 Saturday In-Towner will be operating every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Some changes will also make schedules more…

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