Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Route of the Week: Route 36

With a diverse service area roughly the size of Rhode Island, Hillsborough County provides a great mix of urban, suburban and rural destinations for our riders. Think about the destinations that you can see and experience with the HART transportation network!

This week, the Route 36 gets the spotlight as our Route of The Week!

The Route 36 provides service from the Carrollwood area to South Tampa via Dale Mabry Hwy./Himes Ave. The route operates Weekday service from 5:25 a.m. - 9:25 p.m. and Weekend service from 6:10 a.m. - 7:35 p.m. Two major transfer points are located along the Route 36 at West Tampa Transfer Center (WTTC - 7,32,41,45), located near Raymond James Stadium and Britton Plaza (4,19,100x HARTFlex South Tampa) at Euclid Ave. and Dale Mabry Hwy.

For the stat geeks out there, the Route 36 is averaging 47,277 monthly rides and has operated roughly 6,600 vehicle trips so far in FY2016.

Starting our journey in the Carrollwood area, those needing non-emergency medical service can take the Route 36 to Florida Hospital at Himes Ave. and Hamilton St. or St. Joseph's Hospital - North via connection to HARTFlex Northdale at Fletcher Ave. and Dale Mabry Hwy.

Hillsborough County Middle and High School students ride HART FREE until June 10!
Middle/High School students ride FREE until June 10!
The Route 36 may be of interest to Plant and Jesuit High School students, with the return of our STAY-cation promotion. Hillsborough County Middle and High School students, ages 18 and under, ride HART free with School or HART Youth ID until June 10!

Craving an outdoor adventure? Al Lopez Park, named after one of Tampa's most distinguished former residents, offers a 1.2 mile interior asphalt multi-purpose trail, picnic shelters, fishing piers and more. The park is accessible via multiple Route 36 stops along Himes Ave.

HART service is on detour at WTTC during Ray Jay events
Just south of Al Lopez Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Football League, Raymond James Stadium. Route 36 serves Ray Jay at WTTC. Please note: Due to road closures from Tampa Police, WTTC is CLOSED a few hours before/after all major events at Ray Jay. Routes serving WTTC are relocated to St. Isabel St.and MacDill Ave. This may be convenient for event-goers tailgating in the eastern lots.

Need to pick up a treat for the pooch, or grab dinner with friends? Walter's Crossing Shopping Plaza has a mix of retailers and restaurants, from Whole Foods and Target, to PetSmart and Romano's Macaroni Grill. Hop off at Dale Mabry Hwy. and Spruce St.

Your southbound trip on the Route 36 ends at the Kingfisher St. Burger King in South Tampa.

From game day, to every day, HART Takes You There.

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