August 7, 2012

Fla.'s HART breaks ground on bus rapid transit

Local officials at the event: (L-R) HART CEO Philip Hale, HART Board Director John Melendez, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman, Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez, HART Board Chair Fran Davin, HART Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Polzin, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner.

Local officials at the event: (L-R) HART CEO Philip Hale, HART Board Director John Melendez, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman, Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez, HART Board Chair Fran Davin, HART Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Polzin, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority broke ground on MetroRapid North-South bus rapid transit system Monday.

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%, according to The Tampa Tribune. For the full story, click here.

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