Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MetroRapid, U-Pass Help Grow Ridership to over 1.2 Million in January!

On the heels of setting another annual record for total ridership by providing transportation services to more than 14.6 million Hillsborough County residents in FY2013, January marked another month of more than 1 million in bus ridership. The most recent ridership report shows 1,229,442 rides taken on HART buses to get around Hillsborough County in January. 

Fast facts:
  • MetroRapid ridership has been on an upward trend for the first eight months of this innovative limited stop service. Ridership for January was 49,184.
  • Last month, January 13 saw the greatest daily ridership throughout the month with 53,954 riders choosing HART. 
  • Year-to-date (October 2013 - January 2014), bus ridership is up 1.4 percent; an increase of 69,079 trips, compared to the same period last year.
In addition, more University of South Florida faculty, staff and students are riding HART. U-Pass ridership has increased by 12 percent in FY2014 compared to FY2013. In fact, the U-PASS program represented 4 percent of HART January ridership. The U-Pass program is a partnership between HART and the University of South Florida that allows students to ride any HART local bus for free with a valid student ID; faculty and staff ride for 25¢.

 For more information about HART, visit

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments to this blog are moderated by HART staff. Constructive comments are welcome; any obscene, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate comments will be deleted before posting. Questions about specific service ("is my bus on time?") cannot be answered here, and should be directed to the HARTinfo Line at (813) 254-HART (4278). General questions may be addressed in future posts.