February 4, 2014
With 42 years of transit experience, including rail and bus operations, Philip Hale will leave behind record transit ridership, lower costs, a new labor agreement and a impending political battleground over the future of the agency.
May 28, 2013
Just a few years ago county voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot proposal to raise the sales tax by a penny on the dollar to pay for light rail, expanded bus service and road work.
January 24, 2013
Will use the existing annunciation system on buses to broadcast 10- to 15-second messages. The program is managed by transit media firm Commuter Advertising, which enables time and location-based commercials triggered by GPS systems. HART is one of 10 transit agencies in the U.S. to use the technology.
October 16, 2012
Transit officials are seeking opinions on the MetroRapid East-West project while they pursue funding for the final design and construction phases. The system will be the first rapid transit system in the Hillsborough County area.
August 7, 2012
The 17.5-mile line, which runs through downtown Tampa to Telecom Park/Hidden River Corporate Park, will feature Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology and improve travel-time savings by 10 to 15%.
August 1, 2012
Within two years there will be 4,000 people working on the its rail project, HART says. Right now there are 1,400 people working on the rail project.
Received a multi-million dollar order from Ansaldo Honolulu JV to electrify the track for the new system. The system is the first for Hawaii and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
July 17, 2012
Planners suggested implementing a policy Sept. 1 that children younger than 12 years old boarding a bus or paratransit van must be accompanied by someone older than 12.
June 20, 2012
Shortening the length of its 21 planned rail stations in an effort to lower the overall cost of the $5.3 billion project.
April 25, 2012
The $5.3 billion project is moving forward even though the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit still needs to secure a full funding grant agreement from the federal government expected to be worth $1.55 billion.
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