HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes

Plus holiday schedules for other selected transit agencies This combined post will cover special holiday service that Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be launching for the July 4th holiday, holiday schedules for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) & a few others, plus go over approved service changes for HART that will take placeContinue reading “HART July 4th Holiday Service & July Service Changes”

Summer Service Changes – PSTA, HART, LYNX, SunRail, Votran

This post was last updated on 06/19/2018 More information has been released regarding the upcoming service changes for LYNX, SunRail, & Votran It’s that time again…service changes, service changes, service changes! In this post, I will outline some of the key changes that are coming to the following transit agencies: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA),Continue reading “Summer Service Changes – PSTA, HART, LYNX, SunRail, Votran”

Tampa Dreams of SunRail

Metro Orlando is very grateful to have SunRail! Because here in Tampa Bay, it’s hard to build a better transportation network without a meaningful passenger rail system. In collaboration with the SunRail Riders group – which advocates for better service on the SunRail Commuter Rail system in Orlando – I’m going to talk about SunRail and the challengesContinue reading “Tampa Dreams of SunRail”

Happy 1st Year Anniversary SunRail!

Today is a HUGE DAY in Orlando. Today marks the first anniversary of the SunRail Commuter Rail line that stretches between DeBary and southern Orlando (Sand Lake Rd). Since the line’s opening, we’ve seen many positive and negative developments, as well as a good share of bashing from the rail haters (including Tea Party insidersContinue reading “Happy 1st Year Anniversary SunRail!”

Ultimate I-4 in Orlando begins

It’s the 1st of February, and what is to be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Central Florida to date…is officially kicking off. That’s right, the construction phase of the Ultimate I-4 project is officially underway according to various news outlets throughout the state. The project will bring forth roughly six years of constructionContinue reading “Ultimate I-4 in Orlando begins”

2015 will be crucial for SunRail – An important message to the public

Hi everyone, HARTride 2012 here. I know I said that the 2014 Year-End Recap was going to be my final post for 2014. But I felt that I needed to convey something as soon as possible, while the “iron is still hot” so to speak. Anyways, we’re only hours away from kicking off the newContinue reading “2015 will be crucial for SunRail – An important message to the public”

Transit Tourism – Orlando, FL via SunRail – Part 1

In my 2nd installment of Transit Tourism, I’m going to share my experience using the SunRail Commuter Rail line in Orlando, FL. I was originally not planning to hop aboard SunRail until much later in the year (likely as part of a transit trip utilizing the HART bus system in Tampa, Megabus going from Tampa to Orlando,Continue reading “Transit Tourism – Orlando, FL via SunRail – Part 1”

SunRail Begins Passenger Service!

The Orlando, FL region reached a pivotal transit milestone on May 1, 2014, the start of SunRail commuter rail services! SunRail has been in the works since the early 2000s as a way to get traffic off of heavily congested Interstate 4, with construction beginning in 2007. The route (shown to the left) runs from DeBaryContinue reading “SunRail Begins Passenger Service!”

Merry Christmas & the Year-End Transit Roundup!

Hi everyone! I know that I’ve been lagging behind on posting as of late. I’ve been trying to get into a regular schedule, but November and December have been much busier than I thought. Holiday event planning is definitely no easy task, and I’ve been having to help my family out with several different eventsContinue reading “Merry Christmas & the Year-End Transit Roundup!”

Judgement Day for SunRail approaches

Greetings everyone, I sincerely apologize for the lack of activity here. Things have been very crazy in recent months and have not had the chance to really plan out my next few postings. In fact, much of what I had planned quickly had to be scrapped due to the political climate that we are nowContinue reading “Judgement Day for SunRail approaches”