​MetroRapid SYSTEM​

Service connects Downtown Tampa and the University Area via Nebraska and Fletcher.

This service features limited stops, traffic signal priority (GPS technology that extends green lights and shortens red lights improving travel time by 15%), ticket vending machines at select station stops, enhanced passenger stations with bicycle racks, and low floor buses. ​​

  • ​​Sleek new vehicles offer a comfortable ride for passengers and drivers
  • New, modern station stops
  • Transit Signal Priority holds green lights and shortens red lights for MetroRapid buses as they approach the intersection, if the bus is 3 minutes (or more) behind schedule. TSP provides a 15 percent travel-time savings, and MetroRapid buses are estimated to travel the North-South route in under an hour.
  • Ticket Vending Machines at major stations to speed boarding
  • Bicycle racks at each station


This service operates weekdays with 15-minute service from 4:30 AM - 12:00 AM.


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​The ​HART MetroRapid system features fewer stops, high frequency and advanced technology to help travelers get to their destinations quickly and conveniently.