HART to give Tampa voters free rides on Election Day

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HART announced that it will provide free rides to the polls to Tampa residents with a valid registration card next Tuesday.

You might recall last fall when HART announced that, as a way to encourage Hillsborough County voters to get off their keisters and actually participate in American democracy, they would offer free rides to customers with a valid voter registration card on Election Day.

But Tea Party activists and others were angry upon hearing that news, suggesting that with the huge penny transit tax on the ballot that would boost revenues for HART to build a light rail system and increase bus service, the transportation agency was trying to

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