Category: General (Public Transit)

All things about public transit in general will be housed under this category. This category comprises of topics/posts that apply to pretty much all transit districts.

Super Bowl 43 – The Aftermath

As many of you know, the Pittsburg Steelers won Super Bowl 43 in what I must say was a near-epic finish. Now that all the fanfare in Tampa is subsiding, here comes all the cleanup… Dale Mabry Hwy & Himes Ave have reopened, however… Continue Reading “Super Bowl 43 – The Aftermath”

Route 6 impacted by bridge closure

Route 6 – 56th Street is being significantly impacted by the closure of the 56th St bridge over the Hillsborough River. The southbound span was closed yesterday due to the discovery of structural problems, and will remain closed until futher notice. Patrons trying to… Continue Reading “Route 6 impacted by bridge closure”

Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Due to the MLK holiday on Monday, January 19, 2009, some bus agencies will be on limited service. HART: Saturday-level service all day. Express routes will not operate, as well as trolley routes. PSTA: Weekday-level service all day. Route 100X will operate. Route 300X… Continue Reading “Martin Luther King Jr Holiday”

January/February 2009 doesn’t have to be a traffic nightmare…

Let me pull away from the transit scene for just a moment, and let everyone know that even with the numerous events set for late January/early February, that your commute doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here’s some tips to get you where you’re… Continue Reading “January/February 2009 doesn’t have to be a traffic nightmare…”

Happy Holidays to all

I want to wish all my visitors a safe and wonderful holiday. As we transition into the new year, please keep in mind to be safe out on the roads or in the skies, whatever mode of transport you choose to get there this… Continue Reading “Happy Holidays to all”

PSTA to obtain new hybrid buses

As if PSTA already has awesome buses (both Gilligs and New Flyers), things are about to get even better! According to this PDF newsletter from a few months back, PSTA is slated to purchase 10 new hybrid buses. Three of these buses will be… Continue Reading “PSTA to obtain new hybrid buses”

Longboat Trolley Holiday Service Change, SCAT BRT project information

Though the Longboat Trolley runs through most of the year, a change has been made to the holiday service schedule. Thanksgiving and Christmas Day will be the only days of the year that the Longboat Trolley does NOT operate. More information… Speaking of SCAT,… Continue Reading “Longboat Trolley Holiday Service Change, SCAT BRT project information”

Route 7 on possible detour (Dec 15 through Dec 19)

From of Monday, December 15, 2008 through Friday, December 19, 2008, Tampa Bay Boulevard will be closed in the vicinity of Raymond James Stadium for a resurfacing project. Though an official notice by HART has yet to be posted, there is a chance that… Continue Reading “Route 7 on possible detour (Dec 15 through Dec 19)”

HART’s "new" buses

If you hadn’t noticed already, several new buses have been running on the HART system during the past week. Well, they’re not really brand new. In fact, by the picture above, they look like an older model. However, they sport HART’s new livery. So… Continue Reading “HART’s "new" buses”

My input for the proposed changes

Route 1 – Modifying Route 1, which traverses Florida Avenue, will bring it closer to that “Golden Rule” of public transit. Again, meeting that “rule” allows passengers to not even need a schedule when trying to figure out when the next bus arrives. Larger… Continue Reading “My input for the proposed changes”