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Tampa Bay transit systems back to regular schedule

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Another sign of a return to normalcy iin the Tampa Bay region post Hurricane Irma’s arrival as a Category 1 storm: The two largest public transit agencies, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit agency (HART) and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), have returned to regular operations.

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HART to run full service on Thursday

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(UPDATED) The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) says they will be up and running at full service on Thursday, three days after Hurricane Irma blasted through the Tampa Bay area.

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Public meetings on regional transit feasibility plan begin this week

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There are no easy answers to improve transit in the Tampa Bay area, at least for now. But that could change soon as officials behind a much-hyped regional transit feasibility study — set for completion early next week — will begin the first of three community workshops in Pasco and Hillsborough counties to gather community input.

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Hillsborough transit agency poised to launch redesigned bus network later this year

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Last year, transit ridership decreased in almost every major city in the country, including Tampa and St. Petersburg. But two cities bucked the trend — Seattle and Houston, which posted 4.1 and 2.3 percent increases, respectively. What makes the transit agencies of those two communities stand out is that they were also in the midst of redesigning their bus networks. That’s something that the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is now in the middle of doing in time for the beginning of the…

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Hillsborough transit system staring at $8-million-plus deficit

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Board members with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) received some rough news Monday when they were informed that the agency is staring at a budget deficit of more than $8.5 million going into the 2018 fiscal year. There are a number of factors behind that number including a continuing decline in ridership, a national phenomenon that has been reduced by more than 11 percent at HART since 2014, amounting to more than $2.5 million in lost revenue since…

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Ferry adds routes to shuttle Rays fans to St. Pete in April

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With the Major League Baseball season poised to begin in St. Petersburg in 11 days, the Tampa Bay Rays, PSTA and the Cross-Bay Ferry are working together to make it easier for Tampa residents to attend Tampa Bay Rays baseball games. The ferry will adjust its schedule and add special, later routes to connect from Tampa to St. Petersburg and back in April, the last scheduled month for the ferry pilot project. The announcement was made aboard the vessel at the ferry…

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Cross-Bay Ferry revenues health enough that money is flowing back to taxpayers

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Although some transit supporters have downplayed its relevance, the Cross-Bay Ferry has some positive news to share. Officials with the ferry announced Thursday that for more than a month, revenues from ticket sales and concessions have surpassed the initial $150,000 fee guaranteed to Seattle-based HMS Ferries, with all that profit flowing back into the four local governments that put up a total of $1.4 million in seed money to fund the public-private partnership. The Cross-Bay Ferry began operations in November and is…

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