|The RNC is August 27-30.|
Everyone is counting down to the Republican National Convention (RNC). With more than 50,000 visitors expected, this is an event described as bigger than the Super Bowl!
HART has been on countdown too. Transporting customers safely will be our No. 1 goal during RNC. That’s why we’ve been working closely with RNC coordinators for the past year and transportation plans will be unveiled based on the finalized security zone. In addition to a network of downtown transit services that include bus, streetcar and trolley, nine express routes travel into downtown every day. Customers will be given as much advance notice as possible about our RNC transportation plans so everyone is well aware about impacts to bus and streetcar service.
The bottom line is that Tampa is open for business during RNC, and HART is also planning to stay open for business during this historic event. Just keep in mind that customers may have to adjust their schedules a little or walk a bit further to their bus stops due to the security zone, road closures, traffic, etc. Of course, during RNC, HART may receive instructions to temporarily suspend service and we will communicate this to customers as best as possible – make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the very latest on bus and streetcar service!
We thank you for your patience during this exciting time to showcase our great city!
Below is a news roundup on transportation during the RNC:
Pedal Buses are coming... Humana looks to bring pedal buses to Tampa for Republican National Convention - June 26, 2012
Charter service... Republican National Convention's fleet of charter buses growing from 300 to 400 - May 24, 2012
Lights, Camera, Action! An Eye in the Sky to Catch Crime - March 28, 2012
Visiting town? A video guide to Tampa transit! - March 2, 2012
No issues here... No Big-time Mass Transit in Tampa? Not an Issue, RNC Host Committee President Says - February 22, 2012