Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

FL: HART Ridership Increases Again in June

June bus ridership numbers are in and 1,116,000 trips were recorded during the month, or a roughly 1.3 percent increase over June 2012.

The increase continues to be evident in our daily ridership; June 3 saw the greatest daily ridership throughout the month with 53,195 riders choosing HART.
June continued HART's trend of increasing ridership despite a difference in the balance of days within the month.

"This type of ridership gain is a continued testimony to the value that HART brings to Hillsborough County," explained HART Chief Operating Officer Philip Hale. "We've had a great opportunity to introduce new customers to the system, and we are pleased that more people are taking advantage of the affordable cost and convenience of our service."

Fast facts:
• MetroRapid ridership was 38,586, or 1,837 per day
• Year-to-date (October 2012 - June 2013), bus ridership is up 2.6 percent; an increase of 277,894 trips, compared to the same period last year
• Bus ridership for fiscal year 2013 is on its way to surpassing 14.2 million from last year. HART is on track for exceeding its annual target for ridership with approximately 14.5 million riders this year, which would be the 4th straight annual ridership record for HART
Starting July 15, the price of HART's Summer Blast Pass will be slashed to $15. Kids ages 5 to 17 years old can use it for unlimited rides on HART through Aug. 31.