Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Route of the Week: HARTFlex South County

HARTFlex South County provides door-to-door van service!
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!

The spotlight is on South County this week, as HARTFlex South County is the Route of the Week!

Launched in April 2010, HARTFlex South County started as a pilot project (along with the Brandon area) testing demand for door-to-door van service.

Quick refresher on HARTFlex service. HARTFlex vans operate along a fixed route (like traditional bus service). However, the service will also "flex" from the fixed route within the designated zone. Patrons wanting to be picked up or dropped off outside the designated route can make an advanced reservation. HARTFlex reservations may be made by calling 813-254-4278 anywhere from 2 hours, to 3 days in advance of your trip. Fares are $1.00 per trip, or $2.00 for an all-day HARTFlex pass.

HARTFlex South County operates Monday-Friday. First trip leaves Hillsborough Community College (HCC) SouthShore at 6:05 a.m. First trip leaves La Estancia Apartments at 6:35 a.m. Last trip departs HCC at 7:05 p.m. and the last trip departs La Estancia Apartments at 7:35 p.m. The service operates every 60 minutes.

South County operates between HCC SouthShore and La Estancia Apts.
HARTFlex South County Destinations:
  • Sun City Center
  • HCC SouthShore
  • South Bay Hospital
  • King's Point
  • Amazon Warehouse
  • SouthShore Corporate Park 
  • Hillsborough County Tax Collector
  • Lennard High School
  • Freedom Plaza Community Center

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