Changes are coming to some HART bus routes with adjustments designed to improve service while increasing the efficiency of the system. Effective Sunday, December 7, HART will make bus route and schedule modifications to the following routes: 6LTD, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21LX, 25LX, 31, 34, 37, 46, and HARTFlex South County.
* Route 10 – Route will proceed south on O’Brien St. to Cypress St. and east on Cypress St. to Westshore Blvd. before resuming current route .
* Route 15 – Time point “F” will be repositioned from 7th Ave. at 50th St. to Columbus Dr. at DACCO Facility.
* Route 31/HARTFlex South County – Weekday service extended to Amazon Distribution Center in Ruskin (running time adjusted).
* Route 37 – Improved mid-day frequency will go from 60 to 30 minutes on weekdays.
* Route 6LTD – Renamed Route21LX.
* Route 21LX – Will replace Route 6LTD and AM trips will use Crosstown Connector to enter downtown on South end of Marion Transitway.
* Route 25LX – Route will use Springvale Dr. and Bloomingdale Ave. to serve Culbreath Park-n-Ride on all PM trips.
* Routes 9, 12, 15, 18, 19, 31, 34 and 46 will have minor schedule changes.
Throughout the year, HART planners assess route productivity and update bus routes every spring, summer and fall based on improving safety and efficiency, ridership demands and trends, and customer feedback. Routes were picked based upon demonstrated ridership and input via the Customer Service database.
While HART invests in service, our riders are saving money by taking transit. Hopping on board a bus instead of driving saves $803 dollars a month and $9,635 a year according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) November Transit Savings Report. These savings are based on the cost of commuting by transit compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.