Wednesday, March 16, 2011

HART has March Madness!

The most exciting time in college basketball is here! March Madness begins today at the St. Pete Times Forum. HART would like to offer a big welcome to all the athletes, students and fans that are in town for Round 1 of the tournament. Tampa has a number of attractions and things to do while in town.

Use HART to get to the following Tampa attractions and avoid the parking hassles:
  • Adventure Island - Route 5
  • Busch Gardens - Routes 5, 18, 39
  • Florida Aquarium - Route 8 and the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Glazer's Children Museum - Routes 7, 10, In-Town Trolley Green Line
  • International Plaza - 15, 30, 59LX
  • Lowry Park Zoo - Routes 41, 45
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) - Route 6
  • St. Pete Times Forum - Route 8, In-Town Trolley Green and Purple Line, TECO Line Streetcar
  • David A. Straz Jr. Center - In-Town Trolley Green Line, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Convention Center - Route 4, In-Town Trolley Green Line and Purple Line, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Museum of Art - Routes 7, 10, In-Town Trolley Green Line
  • University of South Florida - Routes 5, 6, 18, 57
  • Westshore Plaza - Routes 5, 30, 45, 89

Flying out? HART also has improved service to Tampa International Airport by providing more frequency, seven days a week. Route 30 runs between downtown and the airport every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends.

A 3-day Visitor Unlimited HARTride card is your best bet at only $11.00 and va
lid on all HART local buses, In-Town Trolley and the TECO Line Streetcar System.

Things to know about the In-Town Trolley and TECO Line Streetcar System:

  • In-Town Rubber-wheeled Trolley: The Purple Line makes stops at popular locations in downtown Tampa weekdays, 6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. The Green Line makes stops at popular locations and parking garages in downtown Tampa on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Both lines operate on a 15-minute frequency and stop at the St. Pete Times Forum.
  • TECO Line Streetcar Line: The streetcar line runs on rails that connects Ybor City, Channelside and Downtown Tampa, which includes a stop at the St. Pete Times Forum. It operates 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Streetcar Operators do not provide change.
It's easy to plan your own trip! Visit to use the Google Trip Planner feature or call 813-254-HART (4278).

For a map of downtown Tampa's network of public transportation service, including streetcar stops, In-Town Trolley service and HART bus routes, go to:

Have a great time taking in the madness of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and while you're here, enjoy all that Tampa has to offer!

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