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.

HART service change proposals for Spring 2009

With ridership continuing to grow, several routes will have increases in frequency, among other changes in March 2009. From the HART website Weekdays Route 1 – Florida Ave. Increase frequency from 30 minutes to 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Route 8… Continue Reading “HART service change proposals for Spring 2009”

HART hosts a BRT workshop

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about a Bus Rapid Transit (or BRT) system coming to Tampa. Well, HART has reached the next stage of the system finally becoming a reality. The agency has launched a study to implement the first phase of… Continue Reading “HART hosts a BRT workshop”

Veterans Day

On Tuesday, November 11; some transit agencies will be running on limited services, while others will not run at all. HART: Saturday-level service all day. Express routes will not operate. PSTA: Weekday service all day. However, Routes 200X and 300X will not operate. Route… Continue Reading “Veterans Day”

Perspectives on some of the route changes

HART has not yet posted its new service schedules online, but printed brochures for all routes have been distributed. If you are a frequent HART commuter, you will need to pay attention to this post. Below are some of the routes mentioned that are… Continue Reading “Perspectives on some of the route changes”

Holiday Schedules

During holidays, many transit agencies (with the exception of some larger city transit agencies like NYCMTA for example) scale back service due to lower ridership and to allow many of their employees to take a day off. Below are some of the holiday service… Continue Reading “Holiday Schedules”

Changes coming to PSTA

Note: The original links to the PSTA website no longer work. I’ve posted a link to the Tampa Bay Newspapers Weekly site, which has an archived article on these changes. Route 22 – which was merged into Route 1, was restored in 2015 after Route… Continue Reading “Changes coming to PSTA”

Route 19 Late-Night Service

The other night, I rode the Route 19 from Britton Plaza to almost Port Tampa. I must say, that even for the 10:00 hour, ridership was fairly modest. Seven people onboard (myself included) to be exact. I’m willing to bet that when the bus… Continue Reading “Route 19 Late-Night Service”

Update to the bus repainting efforts…

During the last several weeks, I’ve also spotted a number of HARTplus paratransit vehicles sporting new liveries, in addition to local bus #2015 that I mentioned earlier. However, #2015 remains the only repainted bus in the regular fleet that sports HART’s new livery. I’m… Continue Reading “Update to the bus repainting efforts…”

HART rolls out repainted buses for local routes amid reporting record ridership levels.

Some of you may have noticed in recent weeks that many of HART’s buses look like they’re literally going to the dogs. Especially in respects to the exterior paint being scratched away in some areas. Rest assured; the entire fleet is in good hands.… Continue Reading “HART rolls out repainted buses for local routes amid reporting record ridership levels.”

HART service change proposals for 2008 – first revision

HART has recently revised its proposals for service adjustments for next year, based on public input. Because South Tampa services matter the most to me, I will first highlight those changes. According to the HART website, changes/eliminations to Route 89 are no longer being… Continue Reading “HART service change proposals for 2008 – first revision”