Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Route of the Week: HARTFlex Northdale

HARTFlex Northdale map
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!

HARTFlex Northdale gets the spotlight this week!

HARTFlex is an on-demand van service that provides reservation or walk-up service. HARTFlex operates along a traditional route, but has the ability to "flex" up to 1/3 mile from the route within the zone.

HARTFlex Northdale operates Monday-Saturday between St. Joseph's Hospital - North and a HART stop at Fletcher Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway.

Service hours: 
  • Monday-Friday:
    • First trip leaves Fletcher/Dale Mabry stop at 5:25 a.m.
    • First trip leaves St. Joseph's Hospital at 5:55 a.m.
    • Last trip leaves Fletcher/Dale Mabry stop at 8:25 p.m.
    • Last trip leaves St. Joseph's at 8:55 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    • First trip leaves Fletcher/Dale Mabry stop at 6:45 a.m.
    • First trip leaves St. Joseph's Hospital at 7:10 p.m.
    • Last trip leaves Fletcher/Dale Mabry stop at 5:45 p.m.
    • Last trip leaves St. Joseph's Hospital at 6:10 p.m.

HARTFlex Northdale serves St. Joseph's Hospital - North!
HARTFlex Northdale provides a connection from Route(s) 36 and 33 to St. Joseph's Hospital - North. Patrons can transfer between the services at the Fletcher Avenue/Dale Mabry stop.

Love food? The Northdale area is a haven for a variety of restaurants! Here is just a sampling of options within the HARTFlex zone:

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse - BBQ restaurant that features all of your southern comfort food favorites from pulled pork to fried okra.
  • The Sacred Pepper - Traditional American cuisine presented in stylish digs, plus live music & a separate wine lounge.
  • Cigar City Brewpub - Cuban-influenced Tampa cuisine meets a lineup of house brews in this spacious, dark-wood tavern.
  • Umami Tampa - A variety of sushi, sashimi, and more!
  • Carmel Kitchen & Wide Bar - Chain serving modern Mediterranean fare, global wines & house cocktails in a warm, informal space.
  • Simply Pho - Family-owned restaurant that offers a vast selection of authentic and delicious Vietnamese dishes in a comfortable casual environment.

Attend King High School or Gaither High School? HARTFlex Northdale may be a great alternative to taking the school bus! With HARTFlex service, riders can subscribe to be picked up from their house everyday at a specific time. No need to call in every time to reserve!

HARTFlex service is only $1.00 per trip or $2.00 all-day. One-day and 31-day passes are also accepted for HARTFlex service.

From sashimi to St. Joseph's Hospital, HART Takes You There.

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