Friday, October 22, 2010

November Brings Harvest of Events

While you're buying Halloween candy and getting the kids' costumes ready (and maybe even your own costume?), HART is busy getting ready for some important events and special salutes coming up in November.

From voters to veterans, HART recognizes America's best.
Your Vote, Your Ride
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. When you head out to exercise your right to vote, don't forget your voter registration card. You may not need it at the polls, but it will earn you a free ride on HART!

On Election Day, passengers with a valid voter registration card can present the card when boarding any of HART's fixed-route bus services for a free ride. Be sure to find out where your polling place is in advance, and determine which route will take you there.

If you need help, call the HARTinfo Line at (813) 254-HART.

Thank You for Your Service
The men and women who serve our country in the U.S. military receive special honors in November with free rides on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. All active duty and retired military personnel, along with their dependents, can ride HART fixed-routes free by presenting a valid military ID card.

It's our way of saying thank you for your service to all of us.

For a printable PDF flyer about the free-ride days, click here.
Please note, the free-ride days do not apply to HARTplus paratransit service.

Holiday Service Expands
This year, HART started a new tradition of offering holiday service with a schedule on New Year's Day. Next month, we have something new for our customers to be thankful for - service on Thanksgiving Day!

Based on the popularity of our New Year's Day trial, we're expanding holiday service to include a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25.

Plus, the holiday spirit continues through December with Sunday service schedules on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Streetcar Fest November 13
The annual fall celebration of the TECO Line Streetcar System is scheduled for Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with 25-cent rides, family fun and special offers by merchants, restaurants and attractions along the line. Stay tuned for more details in future posts!

Ride with the fun people to Guavaween!
Ride in Style to Guavaween
Before we leave October behind, we can't forget Mama Guava's pride and joy, the annual Guavaween celebration in Ybor City, next Saturday, October 30.

And of course, the best way to get there is onboard the TECO Line Streetcar System.

You can park in one of several garages served by the streetcar, then take a fun ride over to Ybor, where we'll drop you off right near the entrance to the Guavaween festivities. When you've partied the night away, your streetcar will be waiting to take you back to your car until 2 a.m.

Bringing the kids for the daytime activities? The TECO Line Streetcar System starts running at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

So no matter what your Guavaween plans might be, the TECO Line Streetcar System will get you there the fun and hassle-free way. And trust us, it's a whole lot easier than figuring out what you're going to wear!

For more information on the TECO Line Streetcar System, click here.

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