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HART has you covered

HART is fully committed to its progressive Bus Stop Improvement Program, which will make all bus stops ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant; not just for someone in a wheelchair, but anyone with any kind of mobility device. For the past couple of years, a route-by-route assessment has been underway for all of the agency’s…

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Funding sought for Marion St transitway

HART is requesting $10,000,000 from the U.S. DOT in TIGER discretionary funds for the Marion Street Transitway Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. This project will enhance the ‘livability’ of the Transitway for all modes of transportation for the continued growth of Downtown Tampa. If funded, the project will lead to: Stop Consolidation and Spacing. By reducing…

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HART’s summer blast pass is back!

For only $30, you can have freedom, and your kids can have some independence. The Summer Blast Pass allows kids 5-17 to have unlimited rides on HART service* from May 13 to August 31 for just $30! To pick up your Summer Blast Pass, stop by one of these HART locations: Downtown: HART on Franklin…

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Exchange your gas receipt for a FREE HART 1-Day pass on June 19th!

HART will join public transportation agencies across the country in the 9th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on June 19 by offering a free 1-Day Pass incentive to Tampa area riders. Customers can claim a free 1-Day Unlimited Pass, for use that day, in exchange for a gas receipt dated from May 1, 2014…

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MPO endorses SouthShore circulators

Last month, the Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study. A joint effort of the MPO and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), the study recommends a combination of new routes and flex routes serving Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Wimauma. Specifically, two new two-way loops would operate…

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MetroRapid receives award for outstanding contribution

Each year the Planning Commission celebrates great planning and design throughout Hillsborough County at its Annual Planning & Design Awards. Among this year’s award winners was HART’s North/South MetroRapid corridor. Designed by Kimley-Horn and Associates and HDR Engineering, the MetroRapid corridor received an award in both the investment and planning categories for Outstanding Contribution to…

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What’s ahead for transit?

In October HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) adopted a 10-year Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP actually consists of two plans, one based on the status quo and the other a vision plan. This update of the TDP reviews recent accomplishments and current projects, aligns the TDP with the current budget and financial projections….

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Transit Circulator Study kicks off

A dozen community stakeholders met on November 19th at the SouthShore Regional Library to kick off a Transit Circulator Study. The study is a joint effort of the Hillsborough MPO and HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority). The purpose is to plan for evolving transit needs in Apollo Beach, Boyette, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City…

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MetroRapid fuels ridership gains

MetroRapid North-South bus service has proven to be a success. The service began full operations on June 10. In August, less than 90 days from its launch, HART announced that the area’s first rapid transit bus line has exceeded ridership expectations. Since opening, MetroRapid ridership has nearly doubled – averaging 1,929 daily riders in June…

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New MV-1 Paratransit Vehicle

HART is investing in the future with distinctive looking MV-1 vehicles, which look like a cross between a boxy hybrid SUV and a minivan. There are a number of smart, budget-conscious, customer-centric reasons to transition to the MV-1: Savings and comfort! The MV-1 costs less, has better fuel economy, and is more comfortable A pioneer,…

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Five Counties, One Farecard

A working group consisting of HART technical, operations,  and marketing staff as well and regional representatives from Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Polk County Transit Services, and the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (Citrus Connection) has been formed with the goals of: Understanding the current market for both the fare box technology and the technological…

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County Commission forms Transportation Leadership Group

After listening to the public comment for more than an hour, on March 20th the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to establish a leadership group made up of themselves, the mayors of Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace, and HART’s Chairman. The group will hold a series of workshops to discuss Hillsborough County’s…

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Join us to discuss East Hillsborough Avenue

East Hillsborough Avenue, from Interstate 275 to east of 50th Street, was identified through the MPO’s Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process as an important multimodal corridor with persistent safety and mobility issues. In addition to serving as an essential roadway connecting two interstates, Dale Mabry Highway, and northern Pinellas County, Hillsborough Avenue will be part of…

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