HART Network Restructuring – Part 3

With the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Board of Directors approving the massive network restructuring on August 7, 2017, the changes listed in this post will become effective on October 8, 2017. Over the next two months, I will be updating the various pages that I have published on the HART system to reflect the newContinue reading “HART Network Restructuring – Part 3”

HART Network Restructuring – Part 2

I was originally going to publish this post sooner, but the intricacies of pulling off such a dramatic bus network restructuring, as well as concerns from the riding public, forced me to postpone this post until after the July 26, 2017 public hearing. Throughout the past few months, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) has beenContinue reading “HART Network Restructuring – Part 2”

HART Network Restructuring – Part 1

You may have heard during the past few months about Hillsborough Area Regional Transit. I’m not talking about the Premium Transit Feasibility Study or OneBusAway; but rather, I’m referring to the planned network restructuring that the agency is currently planning. The massive changes are a part of the normal Transit Development Plan update that HART, andContinue reading “HART Network Restructuring – Part 1”

Upcoming Transit Meetings in the Tampa Bay Area

Good Thursday Morning Everyone! I know I’m a day late with this post, but it’s better late than never. In the Tampa Bay area, there are several crucial meetings coming up during the month of October, one by which requires an RSVP. I’m not sure how many slots are left, so you’d better act factContinue reading “Upcoming Transit Meetings in the Tampa Bay Area”

No new funding = no new buses for HART

As I mentioned in my last post, many transit districts are having to re-evaluate their current levels of service, as well as future plans, based on the levels of funding that are available to them. I also mentioned that in the case with HART in Tampa, they currently must rely on property taxes to fundContinue reading “No new funding = no new buses for HART”

PSTA moves forward with transit referendum plans

Great news to everyone residing in the Tampa Bay area (particularly Pinellas County)! The PSTA board decided unanimously to move forward with plans to place a penny sales tax increase to help fund transit improvements. The current plan is to have the question on the November, 2014 ballot, however this could change if more timeContinue reading “PSTA moves forward with transit referendum plans”

Please attend PSTA’s upcoming board meeting on January 23, 2013.

Sorry if I’m a bit late in posting this; on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will be holding a board meeting in regards to whether or not the agency should move forward with a sales tax referendum (similar to what Hillsborough County attempted in 2010) to help fund road constructionContinue reading “Please attend PSTA’s upcoming board meeting on January 23, 2013.”

PSTA’s Flex Service Plan Gains Steam

Following on HART’s success of utilizing flex bus routes, PSTA will be hosting three public workshops to gain public input on three proposed northern Pinellas flex bus routes. For those of you who may not be familiar with flex bus service; routes operate within a “zone” usually comprising of a cluster of neighborhoods. A fleetContinue reading “PSTA’s Flex Service Plan Gains Steam”

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 the system, which will run along Nebraska Avenue and Fletcher Avenue.Continue reading “HART hosts a BRT workshop”