Monday, March 30, 2020

HART COVID 19 UPDATE: HART Announces Temporary Reduction of Service Hours for Transit Service

Beginning April 1, 2020, HART is reducing bus and van service levels due to closures along routes, reduced demand for service, and in support of Hillsborough County's 'Safer-at-Home' order.

HART Operating Service for Essential Trips:

HART will be operating all modes of transit on a Sunday service schedule with regular fares beginning April 1, 2020. HART Administrative Offices and Customer Service Centers will remain open. It is recommended riders travel for essential or emergency purposes only. Any adjustments will be made as needed based on changing conditions.

  • Route(s) 20X, 24LX, 25LX and Route 31 will operate regular weekday service (no service reduction).
  • Route 75LX will not operate.
  • Route(s) 60 and 360 LX will operate regular weekday service, and a Sunday service schedule on weekends.
  • Route 275LX will operate regular daily service (no service reduction).

Los servicios de autobús, tranvía, HARTPlus y HARTFlex seran reducidos a partir del miércoles, primero de abril del 2020 debido a la reducción en la cantidad de pasajeros a causa del COVID-19 y para apoyar la orden del condado de Hillsborough "Safer at Home".

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HARTPlus Operating Regular Service for Essential Trips:

It is recommended that HARTPlus customers cancel any rides that are not necessary, and prioritize reservations for essential or emergency purposes only. Trips can be canceled by calling Customer Service (813) 254-4278 at least two hours in advance. Please call your destination to confirm they are open before boarding, as many community facilities and events have been canceled or closed.

Streetcar Reduced Hours:

The TECO Line Streetcar System service will continue to operate the regular Weekday and Weekend schedule, however, service will end at 9:00 PM nightly.

FREE Rides for Youth 18 and Under:

As of Monday, March 23, 2020, HART is offering free rides to youth 18 and under until regular classes resume. Hillsborough County School District has designated 23 'Grab-and-Go' locations for pickup of nutritious meals during school closures from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. HART asks students to take only ESSENTIAL trips on transit.

No Public Meetings:

HART has canceled all public meetings (including committee meetings and board meetings) through Monday, April 13, 2020.

HART's number one priority is the health of our employees and customers. As such, HART has implemented an enhanced disinfection regime to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which includes disinfecting frequent touch-points such as: vehicle entry ways, steering wheels/controllers, operator seats, protective shields, modesty panels, stanchion bars, customer seat backs and hand rails on buses, vans and streetcars. All HART facilities surfaces, door knobs, sinks, faucets, hand rails and other common areas are also being disinfected.

We ask customers to practice good hygiene and social distancing and for those that may be sick, to look at other commuting options, such as telecommunication. If you do not have to travel, please don't.

HART will continue to operate service as long as possible, as public transportation is a vital resource for many needing to stock up on supplies, get to work, or to the doctor.

However, HART remains in constant communication with our local, state, and national partners and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

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