PRESENT PROJECTS FOR ENHANCING TRANSIT
The HART bus system is primarily a hub and spoke system. It is based on a system of routes connecting at transfer/transit centers placed at various locations around the urban parts of Hillsborough County to allow easy connectivity between buses. And to serve our community even better, HART is in the process of upgrading each of these transfer/transit centers to provide improved service, shelter, amenities and appearance. In some cases this will mean totally new facilities; for others it will mean general upgrades.
Examples of existing transit centers can be seen at the University Area Transit Center (UATC) located off 131st Avenue near the University of South Florida and the Marion Transit Center (MTC) located on the north end of downtown Tampa at Marion and Fortune Streets. The Marion Transit Center won a 2004 Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission Award of Excellence for outstanding Community Design.
Many patrons make bus connections from one route to another on the street. HART is working to increase the number of shelters at all high use on-street stops on all routes. Bus landing pads are constructed where ridership does not warrant the placement of shelters. HART is working with other jurisdictions to address connectivity to and from the bus stops. In some situations where road configuration and right-of-way allows, pull-in bus bays are constructed to improve system efficiency and reduce traffic congestion.
In fiscal year 2007, HART began a detailed, system wide review of all its facilities including over 4,000 on-street bus stops to identify other improvements needed to meet ADA accessibility needs. Improvements identified during the study are being prioritized and a funding and implementation plan under development.
The following projects are in various stages of design or construction.
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HART Title VI Program
Equity of Access to Transit Services
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Igualdad de acceso a Servicios Transitos