News Tagged With: hillsborough-area-regional-transit-authority
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June 4, 2014

Fla. agency, county reach agreement on proposed tax

Approval of the 1% tax levy would provide a funding source for countywide transportation projects outlined in the Greenlight Pinellas plan, which include local passenger rail and regional connections.


May 15, 2014

Fla.’s HART partners with Megabus to expand intermodal service

A five-year agreement lets Megabus run service through Hillsborough Area Regional Transit’s recently expanded Marion Transit Center.


May 14, 2014

Fla. agency prepares for new November referendum

Advocates for the 1% sales tax to be used for expanded Hillsborough Area Regional Transit rail and bus services learn lessons from failed 2010 referendum.


April 24, 2014

Clean Energy, Fla. agency partner for CNG fueling station

HART is the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. The fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles.


April 8, 2014

Florida's HART names interim CEO

Katharine Eagan has been with HART since 2009, when she was hired as chief of service development at the agency and moved up to chief operating officer in 2011. There is no exact timetable as of yet for HART to replace Hale on a permanent basis.


August 20, 2013

Fla.'s HART introduces real-time bus app

Partnered with the Center for Urban Transportation at the University of South Florida, where the software was developed with funding from the National Center for Transit Research.


January 24, 2013

Fla.’s HART launches digital advertising

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.


December 27, 2012

Fla. residents support publicly funded light rail

Fifty-eight percent of respondents were supportive of spending public or tax money to bring light rail to parts of the Tampa Bay area.


August 7, 2012

Fla.'s HART breaks ground on bus rapid transit

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%.


July 17, 2012

HART wants minimum age policy for travel

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.


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