MetroRapid is coming... HART is Holding an Open House on Tuesday, April 26!

MetroRapid bus

Well it's Linda Mummert here again with some exciting news for Tampa bus commuters!

MetroRapid is coming... HART is Holding an Open House on Tuesday, April 26!

MetroRapid bus design HART is holding an open house to provide the public the opportunity to learn more about MetroRapid North-South service from Fletcher Ave. to downtown Tampa.  HART representatives will be on hand to present details about the project and answer questions.  Join them on Tuesday at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL, 33613, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The MetroRapid North-South Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study was completed in 2009. The project is now in final design. North-South will run on Nebraska Avenue and Fletcher Avenue from downtown Tampa to Telecom Park (west of I-75).  A new Park-n-Ride facility is planned in the Fletcher Avenue/I-75 area.  Benefits of this new service:

• More frequent service
• Faster travel and better service reliability
• Real-time passenger information
• New stations with added features, including ticket vending machines at major stops

The North-South MetroRapid and Transit Signal PriorityI

Improved travel time savings will be provided through Transit Signal Priority (TSP). This technology will hold green lights longer, and shorten red lights for HART MetroRapid buses at signalized intersections.  This technology will result in reduced delays and more flexible travel times for MetroRapid.

How to Get There: The meeting location is served by HART Route 1 - Florida Avenue, and Route 33 - Fletcher Avenue.

To plan your trip to the open house, or for more information about this project, visit www.goHART.org More information about this project is also available by calling the HART Planning Department at (813) 384-6591.

You Are Invited to Their Open House:  4pm - 7pm

How to Get There: The meeting location is served by HART Route 1 - Florida Avenue, and Route 33 - Fletcher Avenue

Until next time, it's over and out for now...stay tune for more Tampa Bay meetings updates!