Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend 2017 Transit Schedules

Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Whether you plan to stay with family for dinner, or maybe head out evening or Black Friday shopping, I have your scoop to how the many transit agencies that I cover will be operating throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.


 Transit Service Levels

Thanksgiving Day – 11/23/17


Black Friday – 11/25/16


Thanksgiving Weekend – 11/26 & 11/27/16

All transit services that normally operate on a weekend will operate as normal.


Customer Service

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Disclaimers

As always, I try to make sure that all information in this post is correct. Schedule information is obtained from the transit agencies themselves, so they are ultimately responsible for what goes out to customers. However, if you spot something that I’ve typed that is incorrect, please let me know as soon as possible so that I may make corrections.


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Photo of the Month – November, 2017

TECOline Streetcar #1976 at the Centro Ybor station in historic Ybor City.

For my November “Photo of the Month”, I bring you one of Tampa’s replica streetcars – an open-air “breezer” car that was built by Gomaco Trolley, #1976.

Back when Tampa’s original streetcar operated, many of these “breezer” trains flourished throughout the city and its inner suburbs, bringing hundreds of passengers from as far north as Sulphur Springs to as far south as Ballast Point Park. Other cities like San Francisco operated similar trains on their streetcar lines, and San Francisco continues to operate replicas of their original streetcar trains throughout the city (some preserved originals come out during special events as well).

Veterans Day 2017 Holiday Service Schedule

Saturday, November 11, 2017 is Veterans Day, with Friday, November 10, 2017 being observed by government offices.  While most transit agencies that I cover will operate a normal weekday schedule on November 10 & a normal Saturday schedule on November 11, some agencies may have exceptions as to which routes will run. Other agencies (specifically some smaller agencies) will not operate at all on Saturday or both days. Please see the following list to see if your respective transit agency will operate on Veterans Day.

As always, I want to thank all those who are currently serving in our nation’s military, or have served in the past. Thank you!


Transit Service Levels

Normal weekday service schedules will be in effect for the following transit agencies on Friday, 11/10/17:

  • Florida
    • HART (Tampa)
    • PSTA (St. Pete/Clearwater)
    • MCAT (Manatee County)
    • SCAT (Sarasota County)
    • LYNX (Orlando)
    • Votran (Volusia County)
    • SunRail (Central FL)
    • Citrus Connection (Polk County)
    • JTA (Jacksonville)
    • Palm Tran (Palm Beach)
    • Broward County Transit (Broward County)
    • Miami-Dade Transit (Miami-Dade County)
    • Key West Transit (Monroe County)
  • New York City Metro Region
    • MTA (New York City)
    • NICE (Nassau County)
    • PATH (Port Authority)
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (NJ Transit)
  • Illinois
    • CTA (Chicago)
    • Pace Bus
  • Virginia
    • HRT (Hampton Roads) – Routes 918, 919, 922, & 925 will not operate.
    • WATA (Williamsburg)

Saturday service schedules will be in effect for the following transit agencies on Friday, 11/10/17:

  • Florida
    • PCPT (Pasco County)
    • StarMetro (Tallahassee)

The following transit agencies will not operate on Friday, 11/10/17:

  • Florida
    • Hernando THEbus (Hernando County)
    • Citrus County Transit (Citrus County)

Normal Saturday service schedules will be in effect for the following transit agencies on Friday, 11/11/17:

  • Florida
    • HART (Tampa)
    • PSTA (St. Pete/Clearwater)
    • MCAT (Manatee County)
    • SCAT (Sarasota County)
    • PCPT (Pasco County)
    • LYNX (Orlando)
    • Votran (Volusia County)
    • JTA (Jacksonville)
    • Palm Tran (Palm Beach)
    • Broward County Transit (Broward County)
    • Miami-Dade Transit (Miami-Dade County)
    • Key West Transit (Monroe County)
    • StarMetro (Tallahassee)
  • New York City Metro Region
    • MTA (New York City)
    • NICE (Nassau County)
    • PATH (Port Authority)
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (NJ Transit)
  • Illinois
    • CTA (Chicago)
    • Pace Bus
  • Virginia
    • HRT (Hampton Roads)
    • WATA (Williamsburg)

The following transit agencies will not operate on Saturday, 11/11/17:

  • Florida
    • Citrus Connection (Polk County)
    • Hernando THEbus (Hernando County)
    • Citrus County Transit (Citrus County)

Please note that the above listing is NOT INCLUSIVE of all transit services. Please contact your respective transit agency for further information.


Customer Service


Veterans Ride FREE With Proper ID

Some transit agencies, including HART & PSTA, are allowing veterans with proper military or veteran identification to use their transit systems for FREE as a “Thank You” for serving our great nation. Please check with your transit agency to see if they are doing this. For HART & PSTA, FREE rides are valid on board all local, limited express/commuter, express, and trolley routes. Paratransit & Link Services (HyperLINK, Direct Connect) are not included. HART will honor these FREE rides on 11/11/17 & PSTA will honor them on both 11/10 & 11/11/17.


Disclaimer

As always, I try to make sure that all information in this post is correct. Schedule information is obtained from the transit agencies themselves, so they are ultimately responsible for what goes out to customers. However, if you spot something that I’ve typed that is incorrect, please let me know as soon as possible so that I may make corrections.


And one last reminder!

Daylight Savings Time in the United States ends at 2:00am on Sunday, 11/4/17.

Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before you head to bed tomorrow, 11/3/17. I hope everyone enjoys their extra hour of rest!


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