Website Update – September, 2015

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It’s been a while since I published a website update post, so let’s go through some of the changes that I’ve made thus far, as well as highlight what is to come for the remainder of 2015.

Expansion Mode

Currently, my website is beginning a full-blown expansion into Pinellas County. In the coming weeks and months, you’ll see a dramatically more detailed Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) section with general system information, a bus fleet section, as well as dedicated sections for the trolleybus and Flex (Connector) routes. I am finally having a chance to complete this section because I now reside in St. Petersburg and am able to have opportunities to ride aboard the PSTA system. Please be sure to read up on my first PSTA bus adventure and stay tuned for Episode 2, which is coming real soon! In addition to the PSTA section expansion, please look for further updates on the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit section, as well as updates and expansion to the Hampton Roads Transit, Manatee County Area Transit, and Sarasota County Area Transit sections.  Also be sure to look out for the completion of my Metro Orlando and Tallahassee sections as we approach the end of 2015.

Improvements made so far

You probably have noticed many improvements that have already been made to my website during the past few weeks. These improvements include:

  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (Florida Transports)
    • Transit Routes – Gave the page a new look and updated route information.
    • MetroRapid – Updated “Future Corridors” and “Fleet” sections.
    • Current Bus Fleet – Gave the page a new look using photo mosaics for sections that have more than 3 to 4 photos, and added 38 new photos.
    • Bus Fleet Roster – While this page is still up, all future updates to the HART bus roster will be made via an Excel spreadsheet that is available through my Dropbox account.
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (Florida Transports)
    • Transit Routes – Gave the page a new look and updated route information.
  • Hampton Roads Transit (Virginia Transports)
    • Virginia Beach WAVE – Updated route information, as service is winding down for the year.
  • Intercity Services (New Page in the main Transports page) – This page will go through the intercity and mainline bus and rail services that are available in the United States and beyond.
  • Disclosures Page (Legal Stuff) – This page lists any contributions to non-profit and political advocacy groups.

Stamps being added to new photos

You’ll probably notice something different about my newest batch of photos. Photos that were taken in August, going forward, have been stamped to lessen the chance of my photos being used elsewhere without my permission. While I have not had any problems with unauthorized use of my photos, I have heard about other transit photographers having issues, so I’d rather be on the safe side going forward. The photo at the top of this post serves as an example of what you’ll see.

Please note that I will still post photos that will be designated for Public Domain.

That bar at the bottom of each post

Yes, another change is what you’ll see at the end of each post. My website’s URL, along with a link that goes directly to my Contact Form, links to my social media sites, and links to my Legal Stuff page, including Disclosures.


Please be sure to bookmark my website: hartride2012tampa.wordpress.com | Contact Me.

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