The TECO Line Streetcar announced it has set the all-time annual ridership record in FY2023 (October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023) with 1,315,103 passenger trips.
It was the highest annual ridership in over 20 years of TECO Line Streetcar service.
The TECO Line Streetcar has broken several monthly ridership records over the past year including the best month in the Streetcar's modern history with 127,863 passenger trips reported in March 2023.
TECO Line Streetcar Ridership
The record ridership is attributed to an increase in frequency to every 12 minutes during peak hours, population growth along the streetcar line, and near-record tourism to Tampa.
"We are elated to be celebrating another year of record ridership on the Streetcar," said Scott Drainville, interim CEO, Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART). "The success of the Streetcar is a result of our community coming together to invest in public transportation."
The TECO Line Streetcar is a partnership between HART, the City of Tampa, and Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc. October 2023 marks 21 years since the yellow streetcars returned to Tampa streets.