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  • Megabus
    Megabus arrives in Tampa
    This month, Megabus began private bus service to passengers traveling from Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. For the rest of May they are offering One Dollar ($1.00) fares to encourage people to ride the bus. My friends and I decided it would be fun to...
  • Construction in West Oahu
    Latest traffic advisories from HART
    Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) sent out the following advisory recently advising motorists and residents of lane closures and openings affecting West Oahu.HART has temporarily reopened the eastbound lane of Old Farrington Highway in...
  • CAIR My Jihad HART Bus Advertisement
    Why we should care about CAIR
    In a surprise move at this past Monday night’s HART board meeting, the board reversed their August decision and approved the Council on American Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) request to advertise on Hillsborough County buses.In August the...
  • CAIR ad rejected by HART earlier this year
    Tampa HART board did not reject diversity, it followed the rule of law
    Earlier this year the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Tampa attempted to place advertising on the city’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) buses. These ads were an attempt to redefine the meaning of the...
  • Charlotte, N.C. LYNX Light Rail
    Light rail on track for Tampa Bay Area despite voter opposition
    Before the 2010 elections, politicians in Hillsborough County were discussing plans for a light rail transit system. To pay for the project, they voted to have a referendum on the ballot for the citizens to vote on increasing the sales tax from...
  • Center Commons Portland Oregon
    HART Board sends a polite “no thank you” to Florida Senator Jack Latvala
    In a follow up to the HART/PSTA joint Board of Directors meeting on Monday, HART has responded to the Florida Department of Transportation with a polite “thanks, but no thanks” to Senator Jack Latvala’s proposed SB 1866. The...
  • Hartline Bus
    HART vote unanimous against state mandate for merger
    On Monday, January 9, 2012, a joint meeting was held between the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority HART and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority PSTA, in which the HART board voted unanimously in expressing its opposition to Section...
  • Portland Oregon Trimet MAX Light Rail
    Light rail - dead but apparently not forgotten
    You may think all is quiet here in Tampa, that the idea of an outrageous light rail boondoggle project had been decided by the voters and residents of Hillsborough County last year with a resounding NO to a referendum for an increased sales tax....
  • Hartline Bus
    HART Board votes yes on property tax increase
    At the August 1st meeting of the HART board, the members voted to increase the millage rate on Hillsborough County property tax bills from 0.4682 to 0.5 mills. For a home with a current assessed value of $200,000.00 that would result in an...
  • Portland Oregon TRIMET MAX light rail system
    Our congestion, our problem
    Aneditorial in the Tampa Tribune today "Ourcongestion, our problem"bemoans the inability of local government and private interests, who worked so hardin 2010,to create a transportation model that would be too attractiveforits residents...
  • LYNX New Bern Station, Charlotte, N.C.
    HART Special Board of Directors meeting May 23, 2011
    On Monday, May 23, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. HART will hold a Special Board of Directors Meeting at the HART Administrative Office, located at 1201 E 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Florida Room. The fate of the Alternatives Analysis study is on the agenda. The...
  • Kangaroo Court
    Trial By HART
    It turns out rumour and innuendo is more important than facts when it comes to trial by HART.On Monday night the board voted 7-4 to fire David Armijo, CEO of HART, without cause based on the belief that he requested unauthorized changes to his...
  • HARTLine Bus
    Is our HART broken?
    This past Monday night at the HART board meeting the house was packed. The crowd overflowed into an additional room where people watched the proceedings on closed circuit TV.Much of the discussion revolved around suspended HART CEO David Armijo....
  • Daniel Sedin
    NHL regular season awards
    Earlier today, I provided previews and predictions for the first round matchups in both the Eastern and Western Conference. However, before my attention turns fully to the NHL playoffs, I thought I'd give my winners for a few NHL awards. I...
  • Amtrack Acela Express - Operation Railsafe
    A model train set for Tampa?
    On Monday HART pulled a new tool from its toolbox in an attempt to bring light rail to Tampa. The proposal isto build a “demonstrator” light rail line. This model train would link downtown to Tampa International Airport and Linebaugh...