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HART: Ridership rates in April 2013 "record breaking"
HART: Ridership rates in April 2013 "record breaking"

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) says April 2013 now holds the record for the fourth highest ridership rate in all of HART's history! 

According to a release sent Thursday, April's bus ridership of 1,257,728 is a 6 percent increase from the 1,182,531 recorded riders in April 2012.

April 1st may have set the tone for the month's success, as HART reps say it saw the greatest daily ridership of the month with nearly 55,000 riders.

"This type of ridership gain is a continued testimony to the value that HART brings to Hillsborough County," explained HART COO Katharine Eagan. "As more people see the value that our team provides they're making the change to transit."

Fast facts:

  • Year-to-date (October 2012 - April 2013), bus ridership is up 2.6 percent; an increase of 222,067 trips, compared to the same period last year
  • Bus ridership for fiscal year 2013 is on its way to surpassing 14.2 million from last year. HART is on track for exceeding its annual target for ridership with approximately 14.5 million riders this year, which would be the 4th straight annual ridership record for HART
  • Weekdays bus ridership continues a record steady level of growth by averaging a 2.9 percent increase
  • Express route ridership continues a strong climb, with a year-to-date increase of 2.9 percent

Thinking about leaving the pain at the pump? For more information about HART or to plan a bus trip using Google Trip Planner, check out www.goHART.org

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