I am going to begin a segment called Friday Rewind, where I take a look back at a previous blog post. If anything has changed on the post’s subject, then I will note what has changed since my last posting. My follow-up post on HART bus route 39 actually gave me an idea to go forth with this segment, and why not? It has been nearly five years (yes, five years) since I first began this blog (wow, time goes fast!) and what better way to lead up to the 5 year anniversary than to take a look back and see what has changed since the last post.
I will be doing my Friday Rewind segments on the fourth Friday of each month, so be sure to check back for future posts.
So for my inaugural Friday Rewind post, I will be taking a look back at my post regarding HART’s addition of late-night (or OWL) service to Route 19, which connects downtown Tampa to South Tampa, where I live. Below is a copy of the original post from September 15, 2008.
The other night, I rode the Route 19 from Britton Plaza to almost Port Tampa. I must say, that even for the 10:00 hour, ridership was fairly modest. Seven people onboard (myself included) to be exact. I’m willing to bet that when the bus made its rounds from downtown to Tampa General Hospital, the amount of riders probably exceeded 10. all in all, this is good though. It is this late-night service that has people hopping onboard buses instead of bugging friends and family or scrambling for a taxi. I do hope that other busy routes could utilize better evening service in the future.