School is over which means it’s time for the Popular and Affordable Summer Blast Pass!
May marked another month of more than 1 million in bus ridership, as well as a steady increase in bus ridership for MetroRapid with 52,630 bus trips last month.
With 1,238,404 bus trips tallied for May, this marks the eighth consecutive month of serving more than 1 million bus riders in FY2014.
“Our healthy ridership increases are driven by the introduction of innovative services and rider programs that address customer needs,” said HART Interim Chief Executive Officer Katharine Eagan. “MetroRapid has quickly become one of the most popular routes in our system.”
Just shy of its first anniversary, ridership on MetroRapid has topped the 500,000 mark. Ridership has continued to grow month after month, as the agency’s premiere bus service becomes more popular among our riders.
“HART will continue its commitment to invest in the transit needs of residents and continue to move forward with a planned long-term transit strategy,” Eagan added.
Last week was the end of the school year for Hillsborough County public school students, which means that it’s time to blast into summer with the HART Summer Blast Pass. Only $30 for over three months of unlimited rides for less than the cost of one month! That comes out to less than $1.90 a week for unlimited rides on HART all summer long.
For the ninth consecutive year, kids can blast into summer with the HART Summer Blast Pass. For just $30, students 17 and younger get unlimited rides on HART local bus routes all summer long. The HART Summer Blast Pass is a perfect way to get to summer jobs, the movies, the mall and all of your favorite places. The HART Summer Blast Pass is now on sale, and may be used on any HART local bus route May 12 – Aug. 31.
Summer Blast Pass users must be between ages 5-17. HART Summer Blast Passes may be purchased at:
Marion Transit Center, 1211 N. Marion St. in Downtown Tampa. Open: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HART on Franklin, 403 N. Franklin St. in Downtown Tampa. Open: Monday & Friday Only, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
HART Ybor Office, 1201 E. Seventh Ave., in Ybor City. Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University Area Transit Center, 13110 N. 27th St. in Tampa. Open: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HART Summer Blast Pass is not valid for use on HARTPlus or the TECO Line Streetcar System. Users 12 and younger must have an adult traveling with them.