Use transit for FREE on Election Day!

Tomorrow, August 30, 2016 is Primary Election Day, and many transit agencies are pitching in to make sure that you can get to the polls!

In the Tampa Bay Area; HART, PSTA, SCAT, and PCPT are allowing respective county residents with a valid voter ID card to hop on board the bus for FREE. Restrictions do apply, so please be sure to contact your respective transit agency for details.

UPDATE: Tropical system develops into Tropical Depression 9

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Things can change in the matter of just a few days, or even a few hours when it comes to the weather.

Late Sunday, “Invest 99L” developed into Tropical Depression 9 and is expected to become a Tropical Storm by late today or going into Tuesday. While the forecast track and the intensity of the storm remains uncertain, it is looking more clear that a trough will force the storm to turn northeastward towards central or north Florida.

Get the latest on the storm from FOX 13

Get your Emergency Plan together NOW

HART Emergency Service Procedures/Routes/Maps


As with any major weather event, I will be in #StormMode beginning Tuesday morning. This means that all scheduled blog posts will be suspended until the storm has passed and major effects are no longer being felt throughout the region. During this time, social media posts will be relegated to weather updates, school/road closures, transit detours/suspensions, and other important information. The Daily Transit News Roundup will still be published.

Both Hillsborough Area Regional Transit & the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority provide emergency bus services when evacuations are ordered. These special routes are designed to bring people who have no other place to go – to designated shelters. For further information regarding these services, please contact HART [(813)-254-4278 or by visiting] or PSTA [(727)-540-1900 or by visiting].

Further updates will be made as information becomes available. In the meantime, please monitor local media outlets for the latest.

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