Labor Day 2018 Holiday Transit Schedule

Monday, September 3, 2018 is Labor Day and many transit agencies will be running limited service, with some agencies not operating at all. As always, please see the listing below to see what level of service that each transit district will operate.


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Service Exceptions and Notes

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.

Votran Routes 1, 3, 4, 10, 15, & 17 will operate on a normal Sunday schedule. Routes 20, 21, & 23 will operate on a special Holiday schedule with 60 minute headways on Route 23, and two hour headways on Routes 20 & 21. Routes 40 & 41 will also operate on a special Holiday schedule with two hour headways. All other routes – including Routes 31, 32, & 33 – will not operate. Schedules can be obtained at www.votran.org.

To view holiday service schedules for the Gainesville RTS system, please visit their website at go-rts.com, Once on the homepage, hover over “Schedules” and select the “Fall 2018” button (schedules are updated in accordance with the college calendars at the University of Florida). Once on the schedules page, select the “Holiday/Reduced” button to view which routes will operate.

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Service Exceptions and Notes

Chicago CTA Website

PACE Website (Chicago area suburban bus services)

Metra Website (Chicago area Commuter Rail services)

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Service Exceptions and Notes

NYCMTA Website

NY/NJ PATH Website

NJ Transit Website

SEVT “Moover” Website

SEVT “The Current” Website

Rabbit Transit Website

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Service Exceptions and Notes

Virginia Beach WAVE Trolley/Shuttle services will begin their fall service reductions after Labor Day. Please see below for the following information.

  • Route 30 – Atlantic Ave Trolley: Will continue to operate its normal daily schedule until Sunday, September 30, 2018.
  • Route 31 – Campground Shuttle: Will be discontinued for the season.
  • Route 35 – Bayfront Shuttle: Will reduce service to operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only until Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Customer Service

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Additional Notes

Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are available throughout the following locations for customer convenience.

  • HART (Tampa, FL): All major transit centers (Downtown/Marion, University, NetPark, Northwest, & Yukon). TVMs along the TECOline Streetcar Corridor are being removed in preparation of Fare-Free Streetcar Service, which will officially launch in October of 2018.
  • HRT (Norfolk/Hampton, VA): Updated locations.

Normal Transit Service Resumption

Regular weekday transit services will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2017.


Disclaimer

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.


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Site Renovations Underway

You’ll be seeing graphics such as this one across some of my sections as I work to update them.

Have you noticed something different about some of my sections lately? Yep, you guessed it! It’s time for a major update of The Global Transit Guidebook.

Over the next few months, I’ll be updating information in the existing sections, adding new sections, and expanding my photo collection. In addition, I’ll be able to kick start my new Jacksonville, FL section due to a recent trip.

I know that everything looks very disorganized now, but as I work to make these much-needed improvements, you’ll see a much better guidebook materialize so that transit riders, enthusiasts, and advocates alike can enjoy a better experience.

Would you like to make a suggestion for the Guidebook? Simply send me a message, or join our Facebook group.

~ HARTride 2012 & Staff


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August 2018 Photo of the Month

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Streetcar #4135.
Photo Courtesy of Toby R.

For the August, 2018 Photo of the Month, I decided to offer members in The Global Transit Enthusiast Lounge an opportunity to contribute their transit photos. Each contribution was then put up for a vote to see which one would grace the cover of my social media pages/groups and become the Showcase photo for August as well.

The winning photo was taken by group member Toby R. and depicts Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar #4135 traveling to Neville Park on Line 501. The model train pictured is a 1980 or 1981 UTDC/Hawker Siddeley CLRV L-2. While the older stock has been well maintained, they are slowly being phased out in favor of newer LRVs manufactured by Bombardier. Because of various issues with Bombardier, the rollout of the new LRVs has been painstakingly slow, leaving many of the older trains to see another day in revenue service – at least through 2019.

The TTC streetcar system is among a handful of streetcar lines that still operate in North America – as many were torn apart during the course of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in favor of buses and personal automobiles. The TTC at one point even considered giving up on its own streetcar lines because of the high cost of maintenance and restoration of crumbling infrastructure. However, public pressure led to the TTC keeping many of its streetcar segments running.

The Back To School 2018 Post

It’s time for students to return to school – and the school buses to hit the roads once again.

Well folks! It’s that time again! Time for many people to head back to school! And whether you’re a college student attending one of the local colleges or universities, or a parent trying to get some last minute school supply shopping done for your children, it is always important to know that with the school year starting back up, you can expect increased traffic on the roads. And yes, that includes those big yellow school buses!

In this Back to School Edition blog post, I will be highlighting the importance of school bus safety, because often times, we see accidents that involve a school bus. All 50 states the US have laws that revolve around school buses, specifically laws that make it illegal to pass a school bus when it is stopped (and its lights are flashing and signs are extended out). Sadly, there are too many incidents by which vehicles pass a stopped school bus as it is loading or unloading passengers, and some of those incidents have involved fatalities or serious injury.

In the past, I’ve been able to provide a link to Shawn’s “School Bus Driver” website, which had a page dedicated to this matter in particular. However, he has closed the website as of a couple of years ago. In place of that link, I am going to share a diagram that has been seen on various sites across the web. The diagram clearly shows when vehicles must stop for a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading students.

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With that said, I wish everyone that is headed back to the classroom a safe and wonderful school year!


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