Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Go HART when you Pokémon GO around Town!

Pikachu captured by @RevokeMyManCard on Route 19!
A Weedle on Route 9. A Pikachu on Route 19. With over 75 million downloads worldwide, it's hard to avoid hearing about Pokemon Go.

If you're not exactly familiar, here is a quick overview of the game: Players "hunt" Pokémon (fictional creatures) with an interesting twist... communities such as Tampa, are the "hunting" grounds. The app uses GPS to track player's movements on the virtual screen and uses augmented reality to immerse players in the world of Pokémon!

One of the great benefits of this game is the increased physical activity for players as they search around town. This is where transit fits nicely into the Pokémon puzzle. Studies show that transit users get 3x more physical activity than non-users on average.

*Lightbulb moment*

Why not catch Pokémon on the walk to the bus stop? Or, while waiting for the bus at one of our Transit Centers? Marion Transit Center is a Pokéstop!

This way, you're saving time, money, and the environment, while you catch 'em all!

So you've decided to park the car and give transit a try. Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • Stay Alert: Always be aware of your surroundings and never walk in front of a HART bus or van, upon exiting the vehicle
  • Hold on: Hold on to hand grips or seats while on board HART buses and vans. Hard to catch Bulbasaur on the floor!
  • Be courteous: Please use headphones while playing the game on board, and while waiting for the bus

Catch Pokémon in the cool A/C!
INSIDER TIP: We've heard that The TECO Line Streetcar System is a GREAT way to catch Pokémon, while staying cool in the A/C! Tons of Pokéstops and gyms along the line running through Ybor City, the Channel District, and Downtown Tampa.

Share your Pokémon captures with us @goHART and @TampaStreetcar!

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.