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More and more opt to take the bus
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More and more opt to take the bus

Hillsborough County, FL -- September numbers are in and those who opted to take the bus last month was up nearly 7 percent from the same month last year.

Also, HART numbers for the Fiscal Year 2011 show that bus ridership up by 1.4 million trips, or 11.7 percent compared to last year, and the total 13,699,686 riders was an all-time high for HART.

Other HART highlights for the Fiscal Year include:

  • HARTFlex expanded in July 2011 from two zones in Brandon and South County to five zones by adding Northdale, South Tampa, and Town 'N Country
  • 50 shelters installed and 218 bus stops improved (i.e. landing pads, sidewalks) throughout Hillsborough County, including Cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace
  • Introduced bus service on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in 2010, which provided 14,400 trips and marked year-round public transit service
  • Streetcar line extended and new streetcar station opened in December 2010

 For more information about HART, visit www.goHART.org.

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