Independence Day will be on Monday, July 4, 2016. Because of the holiday, most transit agencies will be operating limited to no services. Please keep this in mind as you plan your holiday festivities and make alternate arrangements if possible. In some municipalities, transit agencies may provide modified services to assist with getting people to and from Independence Day events such as evening firework displays.
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) may detour some Downtown Tampa/Channelside bus routes due to evening firework displays. The TECOline Streetcar may operate extended hours to help people get to and from area parking facilities. For the latest information, please visit www.gohart.org.
Some trolleybus routes (Pinellas County) may operate on a schedule other than a Sunday schedule. Please check psta.net for details.
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) may detour some Downtown Norfolk bus routes due to evening firework displays. The Tide Light Rail, though operating on a Saturday schedule, may be modified to help people get to and from Park-N-Ride lots along the line. The Elizabeth River Ferry will run modified services through 12-midnight to help people get to and from the firework displays. For the latest information, please visit www.gohrt.com.
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) bus routes will not operate, except for the Anna Maria and Beach Express Trolleys. Schedules can be obtained at www.ridemcat.org.
Volusia County Transit (Votran) will operate a modified holiday schedule. Since SunRail will not be operating on July 4, neither will the SunRail Feeder bus routes – 31, 32, and 33. Please read the following from the Votran website carefully:
PACE Website (Chicago area suburban bus services)
Metra Website (Chicago area Commuter Rail services)
Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are available throughout the following locations for customer convenience.
Regular weekday transit services will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2015.
All information in this post have been compiled from the websites and social media channels of the respective transit agencies listed above. Ultimately, the agencies themselves are responsible for the accuracy of information that I’ve gathered. However, if you notice something that I’ve written that doesn’t match what the agency has posted (mistakes do happen, we’re all human), please let me know right away so that I can correct the information. Thank you.