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Page updated on 10/11/16.

Updated list of transit systems that I rode on – added routes for HART, PSTA, and MCAT.


Photo Credit: HARTride 2012.
Overlooking Tampa Bay with the Sunshine Skyway in the distance. Photo Credit: HARTride 2012.

Thank you visiting my website today! I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit! While you’re here, let me spend a moment to tell you a bit about myself.

My real name is Walt, and I was born in Angeles City, Philippines in 1987. I moved with my family to Tampa, FL, United States in 1991, after traveling cross-country from California. I have lived in Tampa ever since and have seen the city grow and grow. Since my childhood, I’ve always been fascinated with transportation; from airports to highways, to high-speed trains and urban subways. As a child, I used to draw illustrations of highway interchanges, overpasses, and bridges, as well as airports and rail stations. Today, I’ve been slowly working on several fantasy transport systems, which I showcase here on my website periodically.

Throughout the years, I’ve had the chance to use public transit systems in Tampa, Sarasota/Bradenton, Tallahassee, Savannah, New York City, Norfolk, Belgium, and France. I’ve also been able to use one of the primary and still popular mode of public transport in the Philippines, the Jeepney! I hope to be able to use the metro rail system in the Metro Manila area at some point in the distant future.

Below is a running list of transit modes and agencies that I’ve be aboard.

  • United States
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)
        • Local Bus (Active Routes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 30, 32, 33, 36, 39, 41, & 45. Defunct Routes: 44, 85, & 89)
        • Trolleybus (Routes: 96, 98)
        • TECOline Streetcar
      • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)
        • Local Bus (Routes: 4, 5, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 20, 52, 59, 60, 61, 68, 74, 75, & 100X)
        • Trolleybus [Routes: 35 (CAT), 777 (SBT)]
        • North County Connector [Routes: 812 (OTC)]
        • Express Bus (Routes: 100X)
      • Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT)
        • Local Bus [Routes: 2, 3, 99 (Jointly operated route between MCAT & SCAT), 203 (Skyway ConneXion)]
      • Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)
        • Local Bus (Routes: 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 40, 90X, 99 – Jointly operated route between MCAT & SCAT)
      • Tallahassee Municipal Government: StarMetro
        • Local Bus (Routes: B)
      • Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (also known as LYNX)
        • Local Bus (Routes: 11, 36, 50, 51, & 436S)
        • Limited Stop Bus [also known as FastLink (Routes: 406)]
        • Bus Rapid Transit-Style Circulator [also known as LYMMO (Routes 60, 61, and 62)]
      • Volusia County Transit (Votran)
        • Local Bus (Routes: 1, 4, 8, 17B, 21, 60)
        • Commuter Bus (Routes: 31)
      • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
        • SunRail Commuter Rail
    • Georgia
      • Savannah Mobility Management Inc.
        • Dot Shuttle
    • New Jersey
      • New Jersey Transit (NJT)
        • Local Bus (Routes: 158)
      • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ): Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
        • Subway
    • New York
      • State of New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA)
        • Subway
    • Virginia
      • Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
        • Local Bus
        • Light Rail
  • Europe
    • Brussels, Belgium
      • De Lijn
        • Local Bus
        • Light Rail
      • National Railway Company of Belgium
        • Intercity Rail
    • Paris, France
      • French National Railways (SNCF)
        • Commuter Rail
        • High Speed Rail (Thalys)
      • Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP)
        • Local Bus
        • Subway
        • Incline
  • Asia
    • Philippines
      • Jeepney
      • Intercity Bus

I earned my A.A. in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting at Hillsborough Community College in 2009. In August of 2012, I earned my B.S. in Marketing, from the University of South Florida. Depending on where my career takes me, I hope to be able to reside in another city such as Norfolk, VA in a few years.

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