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.

Gasparilla 2019

Post was updated on 01/26/2019. A brief update was made to include the Cross-Bay Ferry schedule. Yep, it’s that time again, for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival! The Parade of the Pirates brings in hundreds of revelers each year, and along with that…tons and tons of roadway closures. So here’s… Continue Reading “Gasparilla 2019”

No New Funding Equals; Transit in Crisis Mode

With the upcoming service changes, one would think that the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (which does business under the banner of LYNX) wouldn’t be under any sort of financial distress. However, it became clear this month that the situation is otherwise. Note: I… Continue Reading “No New Funding Equals; Transit in Crisis Mode”

Winter 2019 Service Changes

It’s that time again, time to roll out the next batch of transit system service changes. Effective dates and scope of changes will vary greatly by transit agency. For this post, I’m going to divide each of the changes by transit agency and arrange… Continue Reading “Winter 2019 Service Changes”

NY MTA (L) Shutdown – What’s Next?

For the past several months, many New Yorkers have been bracing for a full shutdown of the (L) line in Manhattan, as the East River tubes are in desperate need of repairs following SuperStorm Sandy in 2012. While the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was… Continue Reading “NY MTA (L) Shutdown – What’s Next?”

MLK 2019 Holiday Transit Schedules

Monday, January 21, 2019 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where we take a moment to celebrate the life and achievements of the famed Civil Rights leader. Unlike most Federal holidays, where transit services are typically limited to weekend-level services, most transit districts… Continue Reading “MLK 2019 Holiday Transit Schedules”

Winter 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules

It’s almost that time again – time to gather with family and friends for Christmas and New Year’s. As with many holidays, many transit agencies operate reduced schedules on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with some smaller transit agencies not operating at… Continue Reading “Winter 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules”

HART December, 2018 Service Changes

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be enacting a few route changes on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Changes include routing/scheduling changes to Routes 45, 60LX, & 360LX, as well as minor scheduling changes for the TECOline Streetcar Line. Note: These changes were already in… Continue Reading “HART December, 2018 Service Changes”

Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules

Thanksgiving is almost here, meaning that you can spend some quality time with family and enjoy a hearty meal. It also means that the shopping hubbub that Black Friday often brings to our various retail establishments. And on top of that, the Thanksgiving weekend… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules”

Sarasota County Area Transit sells express bus fleet to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Post was updated on 11/25/2018.Please see the bottom of this post for the updated information. Many transit agencies go through vehicle replenishment on a regular basis. Here in the United States, most transit vehicles operate anywhere from 10 to 15 years before it’s time… Continue Reading “Sarasota County Area Transit sells express bus fleet to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit”

PSTA Bus Fleet – September, 2018

Something that I don’t talk about too often via a blog post is bus fleet changes. And for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), there’s been a ton going on recently – old buses leaving, new buses arriving or on order, and sadly…buses getting… Continue Reading “PSTA Bus Fleet – September, 2018”