HART will operate on a Saturday schedule in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day with the TECO Line Streetcar on a normal Monday schedule (Noon to 10 p.m.).
The following services will not operate on Monday:
- Express/Limited Express Routes
- HARTFlex (South Tampa, South County and Town 'N Country)
- In-Town Trolley (Route 96)
HART Customer Service centers at University Area Transit Center and Marion Transit Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. HART on Franklin and all other HART offices will be closed.
The MLK Day service flyer can be downloaded here.
MLK Jr. Parade Detours:
Three routes will be on detour from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. due to the MLK parade:
- Route 9: Bus stops along 15th St. between Lake and Hillsborough Ave. will not be served due to street closures from the MLK parade.
- Route 12: Bus stops along 22nd St. between Lake and Hillsborough Ave. will not be served due to street closures from the MLK parade.
- Route 32: Bus stops along MLK blvd. between Nebraska and 34th street will not be served due to street closures from the MLK parade.
It All Started on a Bus...
|Ms. Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat|
|Bombed out bus of the Freedom Riders|
Coming from a variety of racial, ethnic and economical backgrounds, 436 students risked their lives on buses, planes and trains, in pursuit of racial equality. What became known as "Freedom Rides" took place throughout the South in support of civil rights, where in some cases, participants were harassed, beaten and jailed.
|Dr. Raymond Arsenault, Kredelle Petway, Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.|
Keep on the lookout for a PSA featuring the trio on My Fox Tampa Bay (Channel 13 on most TVs). We'll also have more in depth posts featuring them individually in the coming weeks.
One man had a dream that one day all men would be created equal. That dream became a reality through the actions of many, including Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders. It all started on a bus, and HART honors the role that transit played in advancing that dream of equality.