Tag: florida

Gandy Freeway St. Pete Update

Back in January of this year, a fiery tanker accident damaged a section of retaining wall (pictured above) that was being constructed in St. Petersburg, FL, placing its structural integrity into question. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constructing the retaining wall as… Continue Reading “Gandy Freeway St. Pete Update”

Platt St bike lane is coming along well

Remember a few months ago when the City of Tampa announced that they were going to add buffered bike lanes to Platt St from Armenia Ave to Bayshore Blvd? Well, that process has been underway for the past few weeks, much sooner than I… Continue Reading “Platt St bike lane is coming along well”

ALERT: I-275 Southbound exit to WestShore Blvd IS NOW CLOSED for approximately five months

Here’s a head’s up to those who drive along I-275 to get to the WestShore Business District from downtown Tampa and points east and north, as well as those who routinely use Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Route 61LX. On Thursday, January 8, 2015, the… Continue Reading “ALERT: I-275 Southbound exit to WestShore Blvd IS NOW CLOSED for approximately five months”

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… Continue Reading “2015 will be crucial for SunRail – An important message to the public”

GREENLIGHT Pinellas; Where we are, and where we’re headed

GREENLIGHT Pinellas Where we are, and where we’re headed INTRODUCTION Several months ago, I blogged about the Greenlight Pinellas initiative, which is aimed at dramatically changing the public transit landscape in Pinellas County, and how it’s funded. My previous post provided a summary of… Continue Reading “GREENLIGHT Pinellas; Where we are, and where we’re headed”

Could faster intercity rail become a reality for Florida?

When Governor Rick Scott cancelled plans for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando back in April of 2011, many transit advocates throughout the state of Florida became upset, because of the economic impact that the line could have brought to the state.… Continue Reading “Could faster intercity rail become a reality for Florida?”

Revised plans arise for a WestShore area transit hub

Greetings everyone! As many of you know, the recent economic downturn has forced many transit districts to re-evaluate their current levels of service,  as well as future plans, based on the level of funding that is available. In addition, many districts are searching for… Continue Reading “Revised plans arise for a WestShore area transit hub”

Transit Staycations – Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Greetings everyone! I mentioned earlier on that I will begin a Focus Post series called Transit Staycations. This series will profile various tourist sites that you can easily get to by using public transit. For my inaugural post; I will talk briefly about Tampa’s Lowry… Continue Reading “Transit Staycations – Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo”

Happy New Year! ~ 2013…here we go!

Happy New Year everyone! With the start of 2013, I would like to let everyone know what I am working on for the month of January. Some of the posts that I am planning out include: Ventra: An innovative common-use transit payment system that is… Continue Reading “Happy New Year! ~ 2013…here we go!”

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… Continue Reading “Merry Christmas & the Year-End Transit Roundup!”