Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FREE HART Service to Boom by the Bay!



HART is joining in on the Boom by the Bay festivities with FREE rides throughout the system on July 4, 2019, and a shuttle service to the event!

Boom by the Bay will feature fireworks, live music, and more in four different locations along downtown Tampa's waterfront:
  • Armature Works
  • Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • Tampa Convention Center

Event-goers will be able to pick up the free shuttles from the HART Marion Transit Center (MTC) in downtown. The event shuttles will operate every 15 minutes.

HART and the City of Tampa are encouraging event-goers to hop on HART or park at the Scott Street parking lot to connect at MTC. Fourteen HART routes will serve MTC on Independence Day.

Please note: HART will be operating on a Sunday service level, which means a number of routes operating to/from MTC will cease operating around 10 PM. Check www.goHART.org for specific route information.

Use this convenient trip planner to plan your route to Boom by the Bay!

Public Transportation to Boom by the Bay

HART Bus Shuttle

Cost: FREE
Hours: 3 PM - 11 PM; service every 15 minutes
Routes: 
  • North Shuttle - MTC to the Straz Center and Curtis Hixon Park with access to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park via Tyler St. and Doyle Carlton.
  • South Shuttle - MTC to Whiting Street Station to connect with the TECO Line Streetcar for service to Sparkman Wharf

TECO Line Streetcar

Cost: FREE
Hours: 7 AM - 12 AM service every 10 minutes
Route: 
  • Streetcar service will operate between historic Ybor City, the Channel District (Sparkman Wharf), and downtown Tampa
NOTE: Coolers and alcohol are NOT permitted on HART and the TECO Line Streetcar System.

With FREE public transportation on Independence Day, it's hard to find a better BOOM for the buck! Event-goers can enjoy a stress-free trip to downtown, take in the festivities and get home safely.

For more information on Boom by the Bay, visit www.tampagov.net/boom.

Boom by the Bay transit service map
Boom by the Bay Transit Service Map (English and Spanish)

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