Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

FL: HART Announces Groundbreaking Regional Fare Initiative

A new, technologically advanced, seamless fare collection system is planned thanks to a collaborative partnership first initiated by HART in November 2012.

On May 6, HART Chief Financial Officer Jeff Seward presented the regional fare collection working group memorandum of understanding to the HART board, who were the first to approve the regional initiative.

"We are very excited about this effort," Seward said," as it not only reflects our work with PSTA, but with the entire Tampa Bay region, and most importantly, will directly benefit those we service with enhanced mobility and payment options."

"This is a transformational moment for regional cooperation in the Tampa Bay area," explained Jeff Danner, board chair of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. "Staff efforts from all agencies involved have been exemplary in setting a new standard for regional collaboration. I am proud to see that we are making good on our pledge to pursue increased interagency cooperation and partnerships especially between PSTA and HART."