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Monday, January 12, 2015
HART sees big ridership growth in December
ridership continued to be strong in December with 1.27 million boardings,
an increase of 5.7
percent from last year. Fiscal year to date ridership is 4.1 percent ahead
of the same period last year with HART on track to exceed over 15 million
boardings in FY2015. All this, while gas prices are the lowest in six years!
The most recent ridership report shows total passenger trips for December
That's 69,006 more
riders choosing HART to get around Hillsborough County in
December 2014 compared to the same month last year.
2014 was a critical year for
HART with record ridership, further recognition of its innovative transit
system and new community partnerships. Ridership gains and system
improvements continue to be fueled by efforts to position HART as a better
way to travel around Hillsborough County.
as our current passengers are using our service more, we continue to
attract new passengers with service and amenities that are increasingly
relevant and attractive," said HART Chief Executive Officer Katharine
Eagan. "Public transit in Hillsborough County continues to improve,
and I encourage people who haven't been on a bus lately to give it a
saw the greatest daily ridership throughout the month with 58,662
riders picking HART!
exceeded 50,000 riders.
MetroRapid ridership was 49,584 up 8.3 percent from
December 2013 and up 2.8
percent (149,506) for the year.
(FY2014 vs. FY2015), bus ridership is up 4.1 percent;
an increase of
155,170 trips compared to the same period last
are our highest percentage gainers so far in FY2015,*
showing that added investment in public transit pays off with more riders:
Route 46 (Downtown
Tampa/Brandon via Causeway Blvd.): +140.5 percent increase (Removed
from Davis Islands and extended in Brandon to Dover Rd. + midday
(UATC/Temple Terrace/Netp@rk Transfer Center via Temple Temple
Terrace): +25.4 percent increase (Saturday service added)
(Brandon/Netp@rk Transfer Center via Grand Regency Plaza): +17.5
percent increase (Sunday service added)
Route 6 (Downtown
Tampa to University Area Transit Center via 56th St.): +14.6 percent
increase (Frequency increased in the midday from 30 to 20 minutes)