In this tough economic climate, many companies and organizations have had to do more with less. Public transit is definitely no exception, and neither is HART. This past year; HART was faced with a tightened budget, with limited room to make improvements to its current bus system. However, HART managed to keep bus schedules largely intact, with a few changes to increase efficiency on busy routes and remove buses from under-performing routes. There was also a fare increase this past year, which was expected for the most part since HART’s last fare increase was in 2007.