Fall, 2019 Website Update & Vacation Notice

It’s been a busy October…


Website Updates

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been making some major revisions to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) subsection of The Global Transit Guidebook website. These revisions include the addition of over 100 new transit vehicle photos, the creation of a new retired transit vehicles subsection, & updating route info to reflect the newly minted service changes for the fall. I hope that you’ll spend some time going through the changes I’ve made to this subsection & let me know what you think!

In the coming months, I intend to make the same revisions to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) subsection, which you’ll notice that I’ve temporarily taken down in preparation of this. What you see on the revised PSTA subsection will be similar to what you’ll see on the revised HART subsection.

In addition to the PSTA subsection overhaul, I’ve also revised the Tampa International Airport & Cross-Bay Ferry subsections, as well as opened the Polk Citrus Connection subsection. The latter will begin as a single-page subsection until I’m able to make a trip out to Polk County to explore the system there.


Vacation Time!

With the above said, it’s about time for me to embark on another adventure! Where am I going exactly? Well, you’ll have to stay tuned to my social media channels to find out. If you’re not already following me on social media, please take a moment to do so via the links found at the bottom of the post. I also suggest that you follow my HARTride 2012 page on Facebook, as this is where you’ll see my check-ins & other musings during my adventure.

As always, there will be no website updates or new blog posts until I return & social media activities will be somewhat limited. However, my social media moderators are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. If you’re not already a member of The Global Transit Guidebook Forum Facebook Group, I highly encourage you to join! Before I wrap up this post, I want to go over a few things that you’ll see in November.

  • The November Showcase photo & corresponding blog post will be posted/uploaded on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
  • The HART subsection revisions will begin on Sunday, November 3, 2019 & will continue through the month. My goal is to have the revised subsection up by the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • The Veterans Day Holiday Transit Service Schedules blog post will be posted on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
  • The 2019 Winter Holiday Transit Service Schedules blog post will be posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
  • Episode 7 of my Transit 101 series will be posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

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Spring Hiatus

Sometimes, you need time to re-focus on more important matters.

As the title implies, I will be taking some time away from publishing new blog posts to re-focus on updating existing content & pages on The Global Transit Guidebook website. This hiatus will begin on Thursday, May 2, 2019 and will end on Friday, June 29, 2019. The only exception to the hiatus will be on Saturday, June 1, 2019, when I will automatically publish my June “Showcase” photo post. Other than that though, there will be no new blog posts during this time.


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Website Update – February 2019

Creating a better website experience for you.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been making preparations for my next & largest website update to date. Many of you may have already noticed the new theme & layout, as well as the completion of some sections.

However, over the next few months, I’ll be heavily working on sections that I previously was unable to complete due to other obligations. Such sections for the most part, have been temporarily taken down until I’ve had a chance to re-work them. You’ll thus notice the lack of links on the navigation bar.

My completed sections/pages so far comprise of the following:

  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority section (with the exception of the Active Transit Vehicles page)
  • Manatee County Area Transit section
  • About section
  • Other Features & Projects section
  • Intercity Transit Services subsection
  • Transit Museum subsection
  • Alternative Fueled Vehicles subsection

If you’d like to get sneak peak on what I’m working on here at The Global Transit Guidebook & you happen to have a presence on Facebook, please feel free to join The Global Transit Guidebook Forum Facebook Group. There, you can also share your transit-related photos & experiences, partake in periodic group polls & photo contests, & share transit-related news & happenings from your area. You do not have to be a transit enthusiast or advocate to join.


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Waves of Change

Like Tampa International Airport, The Global Transit Guidebook is transforming.

If you’re a long-time resident of the Tampa Bay region, or visit frequently, you’ve probably seen the many transformative changes occurring at America’s Favorite Airport to bring passengers a better experience. I’ll have a blog post regarding those changes – including the SkyConnect train – in the coming weeks.

However, that’s not what this post is about. If you’ve stopped The Global Transit Guidebook during the past few weeks, you’ve likely noticed very similar transformative changes that I’ve been making to bring you a better experience. These changes include expanded content, a new website theme, & a simpler layout.

However, along with the website changes come some changes that will be made to the scope of my social media avenues – specifically my Facebook pages & groups.

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Website Renovation Update – 11/25/2018

You’ve likely noticed by now that I’ve changed over to a new website theme. While I initially wanted to keep my previous theme – “Twenty Fourteen”, I felt that it would not be in line with the overall look and feel that I ultimately want to create for The Global Transit Guidebook website. Additionally, WordPress is rolling out a new editing interface by which caused my posts to look really weird with my previous theme. So as they say, change was inevitable.

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Site Renovations Underway

You’ll be seeing graphics such as this one across some of my sections as I work to update them.

Have you noticed something different about some of my sections lately? Yep, you guessed it! It’s time for a major update of The Global Transit Guidebook.

Over the next few months, I’ll be updating information in the existing sections, adding new sections, and expanding my photo collection. In addition, I’ll be able to kick start my new Jacksonville, FL section due to a recent trip.

I know that everything looks very disorganized now, but as I work to make these much-needed improvements, you’ll see a much better guidebook materialize so that transit riders, enthusiasts, and advocates alike can enjoy a better experience.

Would you like to make a suggestion for the Guidebook? Simply send me a message, or join our Facebook group.

~ HARTride 2012 & Staff


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