Thursday, January 25, 2018

Take Transit During NHL All-Star Weekend!

Welcome to Tampa!
HART and the TECO Line Streetcar System would like to welcome the NHL and their fans to Tampa for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game!

Whether or not you have plans to attend Gasparilla, or NHL All-Star Weekend events, Downtown Tampa will be BUSY this weekend with a mix of visitors and residents enjoying the festivities. Officials stress Downtown parking will be limited and heavy traffic is expected. Take transit!

But how? We understand challenges in attempting to navigate the local public transportation scene without an idea on how to get there. To make it easier, we've created this guide that breaks down some of Tampa's best attractions and how to get there with HART and the TECO Line Streetcar!

Use HART to get to the following Tampa attractions and avoid the parking hassles:
(Routes may occasionally go on detour due to event road closures)
  • Amalie Arena (NHL Skills Competition, NHL All-Star game) - Route 8, The In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Busch Gardens - Route(s) 5,9,39, HART HyperLINK
  • Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park (NHL Fan Fest) - Route 8, the TECO Line Streetcar, In-Towner
  • Channelside Bay Plaza (Dining, retail, Splitsville) - Route 8, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Curtis Hixon Park (Fitz & the Tantrums concert) - Route(s) 1,7,19,30,60LX,360LX, In-Towner, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • David A. Straz Jr. Center - Route(s) 1,7,19,30,60LX,360LX, In-Towner
  • Florida Aquarium - Route 8, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Glazer's Children Museum - Route(s) 1,7,19,30,60LX,360LX, In-Towner, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • International Plaza (Shopping) - Route(s) 15, 30, 32
  • Lowry Park Zoo - Route(s) 45
  • Tampa Convention Center - Route(s) In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Museum of Art - Route(s) 1,7,19,30,60LX,360LX, In-Towner, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Theatre - Route(s) 1,19,30,60LX,360LX
  • University of South Florida - Route(s) 1,5,6,9,12,33,42, MetroRapid, HART HyperLINK
  • Westshore Plaza (Shopping) - Route(s) 15,30,45, HARTFlex South Tampa
  • Ybor City Historic District (Centro Ybor) - Route(s) 5,8,9,12, and the TECO Line Streetcar
Visit for fares, maps, and schedules.

Only $4.00 for a 1-day unlimited ride pass on HART! The TECO Line Streetcar is FREE on Friday with a Fourth Friday Tampa event wristband. Pick one up at participating venues. Otherwise, it is $5.00 for an all-day pass.

Planning to travel multiple days? Save a few bucks by picking up a 3-Day Visitor Pass for $11.75!

Get real-time HART arrival information and trip planning by downloading the OneBusAway Tampa app!

The FREE In-Towner operates Downtown
In-Towner:  The FREE In-Towner is a rubber-wheel trolley that serves downtown parking garages and popular locations. The In-Towner will operate every 30 minutes on Saturday.

In-Towner Hours:

Friday: 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The TECO Line Streetcar at Dick Greco Plaza
TECO Line Streetcar System: The streetcar line runs on rails that connects Ybor City, The Channel District, and Downtown Tampa.

TECO Line Streetcar System Hours:

Monday-Thursday: Noon - 10:00 p.m
Friday: 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Click here for a map of downtown Tampa's network of public transportation service, including streetcar stops, The In-Towner and HART bus routes.

Flying out? Routes 30, 32, and 60LX run between downtown and Tampa International Airport every 30 minutes on weekdays and weekends.

Enjoy your time in Tampa, we are always here if you have any questions!

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