Tag: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Why Privatizing Public Transit is BAD NEWS

The debate has sprung up at least a couple of times in the past five years here in Tampa Bay, but now it seems that the debate on whether to contract out public transit agencies to a private operator is gaining some steam. Right… Continue Reading “Why Privatizing Public Transit is BAD NEWS”

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… Continue Reading “Tampa Dreams of SunRail”

HART Service Changes for Spring, 2015

It’s that time of year again to report on service changes for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART). For this round of service changes, effective Sunday, April 26, 2015, several routes will see scheduling and/or time point changes to help improve efficiency throughout the system.… Continue Reading “HART Service Changes for Spring, 2015”

Changes to SB I-275 through WestShore

This upcoming Friday evening, a huge traffic alignment shift is scheduled to occur, weather permitting. All southbound lanes of I-275 between the I-4 junction and State Road 60 will be closed beginning at 11:30pm Friday night. Those lanes should begin to reopen, along the… Continue Reading “Changes to SB I-275 through WestShore”

On delivery – HART’s new CNG Gilligs

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) welcomed eight of 22 brand new swanky Compressed Natural Gas-powered 40-foot Gillig Low Floor buses this week. These buses will largely replace the remaining 2001 and some of the 2002 fleet, which are reaching the ends of their useful… Continue Reading “On delivery – HART’s new CNG Gilligs”

Go Hillsborough – Part 1 – An Overview

Let the discussion begin You’ve likely been hearing about it over the past few months, but now the official public outreach process has begun in Hillsborough County. What is this outreach process about exactly? It’s about building a better transportation network throughout the county.… Continue Reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 1 – An Overview”

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”

HART December, 2014 Service Changes

Updated on 12/4/14: Route 21LX schedule is now available. It’s that time again, service changes… This fall, HART arrived a bit later than normal due to…from my understanding…a bus operator shortage that had to be filled ASAP. Because of this, some major changes, such as… Continue Reading “HART December, 2014 Service Changes”

Moving Ahead with Hillsborough County

Despite the hard referendum losses in Pinellas, Polk, and Alachua counties last week, Hillsborough County is moving ahead with efforts to place a sales tax referendum onto the 2016 ballot. Seeing an email this morning from transit advocacy group Connect Tampa Bay reinforces why… Continue Reading “Moving Ahead with Hillsborough County”

Florida’s sales tax referendums suffer a massive defeat at the polls

This morning, we are waking up to some sad news in several Florida counties. And no, it’s not just the Governor’s race, for those of you who voted against our current governor. As many will know; Pinellas, Polk, Alachua, and Hernando Counties all had… Continue Reading “Florida’s sales tax referendums suffer a massive defeat at the polls”