While HART’s continued record-breaking ridership shows the increasing popularity of bus service in Hillsborough county, the agency is committed to delivering innovative and non-traditional solutions for passengers whose trip times or service areas go beyond the current bus service.
To this end, HART invited Metro Bee, a unique community-based service, to share its vision with the HART Board of Directors and staff. Metro Bee bridges the first mile-last mile from a transit stop to a patron’s origin or destination, using cellphone dispatched shuttles that connect into the broader transit network. Next steps toward a pilot program include significant data analysis and review, and HART is looking toward a possible 2015 demonstration of Metro Bee service in various locations throughout the county.
For more information, contact Sandra Morrison at HART.