Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

Tampa, FL


About Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)


1201 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL

More Info on Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

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HART Mission Statement

Our Team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service while building solutions to support Hillsborough County's needs...now and into the future.

To carry out its mission, HART provides the following services:

  • Local Fixed Route and Express Bus Service
  • In-Town Trolleys
  • Vanpool & Guaranteed Ride Home Service
  • 100% Wheelchair/Bike Accessible Buses
  • Transportation Accessible Program (TAPS)
  • Door-to-Door Paratransit and Flex Service
  • Travel Planning Assistance
  • Circulator Service In South County
  • Travel Training
  • Employer/Subscription Mini-Bus Service
  • Bus Buddy Training 

Products and Press Releases


HART Board of Directors appoints Scott Drainville as new CEO

Nov. 8, 2023
Drainville has been serving as HART’s interim CEO since April 2023 and was hired by HART in 2018 as deputy chief of maintenance.
HART via TECO Line Streetcar

FDOT awards HART $700,000 through Commuter Assistance Grant

Sept. 26, 2023
The FDOT grant will permit HART’s TECO Line Streetcar to remain fare-free for an additional year.
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Mobile Applications

Tampa Bay transit agencies introduce first regional open loop payment system in Florida  

Riders on HART, PSTA and The Bus can now tap to ride across the region using credit and debit cards, digital wallets, as well as the Flamingo Fares smartcard or mobile app.
HART via TECO Line Streetcar
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TECO Line Streetcar reaches all time ridership high in December 2022

Feb. 6, 2023
The increase in ridership is credited to population growth along the service route, as well as an increase in tourists selecting to take the service.
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TECO Line Streetcar celebrates a million rides in FY 2022

Sept. 6, 2022
The millionth rider was surprised with a prize pack featuring a $100 Columbia Restaurant gift card.
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Autonomous Vehicles

HART launches new HART SMART AV route near Tampa Riverwalk

Nov. 22, 2021
The free and fully autonomous vehicle to serve customers near Tampa's Riverwalk.
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HART restores service to 95 percent of pre-COVID levels

Nov. 16, 2020
All local fixed-route service and TECO Streetcar service was restored to regular levels Nov. 15.
Adelee Le Grand, CEO, HART

HART Board unanimously selects Adelee Le Grand as next CEO

Nov. 3, 2020
All aspects of Le Grand’s vision for HART focus on weaving in diversity and inclusion.
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An AV shuttle that will operate as part of HART's year-long pilot program SMART AV in Tampa.
Autonomous Vehicles

HART launches SMART AV pilot for Marion Street Transitway

Oct. 12, 2020
The transit authority is partnering with Beep on the one-year pilot program, which was funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Articles & News

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Fare Collection

The Future of Paying for Public Transit Will Bring Better Connections

June 6, 2023
Transit systems in Milwaukee, Wis., and the Tampa, Fla., area reflect the industry’s wider move toward payment systems that support equitable efforts, including fare capping, ...
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Florida Legislature passes bill to study organizational structure and operation of HART

The bill, which passed the Florida House in late April and the state Senate on May 4, now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.
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HART, PSTA and The Bus implemented open loop contactless payments using Visa's global urban mobility framework in February 2023.
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How agencies are getting creative with contactless payments

April 18, 2023
By embracing open payments, implementing equity-based fares and keeping a focus on connecting riders, transit agencies are setting new standards of what creative contactless payment...
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Satellite image shows Tropical Storm Elsa just off the west coast of Florida.
Safety & Security

Florida’s west coast transit agencies brace for Tropical Storm Elsa’s impact

July 7, 2021
Transit services have been suspended with hurricane warnings stretching across much of Florida’s west coast.
HART SMART AV will operate an additional five hours daily.
Autonomous Vehicles

HART, PSTA expand and extend AV pilots

Feb. 25, 2021
HART SMART AV will operate an extra five hours every day, while PSTA’s AVA shuttle has been approved to operate until late March.
HART's theme for its celebration of Black History Month is the representation, identity and diversity of “The Black Family.”

Transit agencies celebrate Black History Month

Feb. 15, 2021
Bus wraps, writing contests and highlighting employees and community members are examples of how transit systems across North America are celebrating Black history and Black culture...
City of Tampa
A rendering of a modern streetcar in Centro Ybor.

Florida awards Tampa more than $67 million for streetcar project

Dec. 9, 2020
The project will modernize the streetcar fleet and infrastructure while extending the system to provide better connections between employment hubs.
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Benjamin Limmer

HART taps Benjamin Limmer as new CEO

Feb. 4, 2019
Limmer brings more than 15 years of experience at various transit agencies and is a former "Top 40 Under 40" honoree.
VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.

Increasing Rider Satisfaction

March 10, 2017
Adding amenities to transit systems can open new opportunities for agencies to attract riders in a different fashion and add innovation to service; but how do agencies balance...
Al Burns, director of Procurement and Contracts Administration, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

Best Practices: Procurement Practices

Nov. 16, 2016
Tampa, Fla.Al BurnsDirector of Procurement and Contracts AdministrationHillsborough Area Regional Transit AuthorityOver the course of the last 12 years as a director in public...

Videos & Resources

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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/26/2016

Aug. 26, 2016
This week's transit update includes videos from Bay Area Rapid Transit, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), Auckland Transport, Metro Transit, TransLink and Hillsborough Area...
HART Taking Transportation Beyond the Bus

HART Taking Transportation Beyond the Bus

Aug. 26, 2016
HART isn't your parent's old bus company, it is changing the way people think about public transportation to go Beyond the Bus.

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Safety & Security

HART and State Legislators partner on new proposed changes to protect transit employees

Jan. 13, 2020
The Uniformed Public Servant Protection Act is aimed at curbing violence against transit employees and public servants.
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HART continues BRT arterial study

Dec. 27, 2019
The study examines the potential for a BRT line within the current Nebraska Avenue MetroRapid corridor, Fowler Avenue corridor and the Florida Avenue corridor.
Safety & Security

HART unveils driver safety shield installations for bus and van fleet

Oct. 10, 2019
The shields are made of tempered glass and are being installed on 180 buses and 12 HARTFlex vans.

HART Board approves FY 2020 budget, celebrates 40 years of service

Sept. 30, 2019
The FY 2020 budget of $121 is the start of the organization’s TRANSitFORMATION.
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Safety & Security

HART honors Tampa area operators with million-mile safety recognition

Aug. 19, 2019
The 17 operators have achieved the one or two million-mile status.
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Safety & Security

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority launches Ride with Respect campaign

Aug. 5, 2019
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) launched its new rider awareness campaign, Ride with Respect, promoting positive on-board experiences for both operators...
HART buses flooded at 21st Avenue Operations Facility.

HART Receives $1 Million from the FDOT Resilience Program for Infrastructure Improvements

Jan. 31, 2019
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority has announced that it was awarded $1 million in state funding from the Florida Department of Transportation's Resilience Program...
HART buses flooded at 21st Avenue Operations Facility.

HART receives $1 million state grant

Jan. 31, 2019
The grant from the Florida Department of Transportation's Resilience Program will be used to repair storm damaged infrastructure.
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
As this shutdown continues, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) have partnered to provide a viable transportation option .

Tampa Strong! HART Offers Assistance to Support Federal Employees at Tampa International Airport

Jan. 18, 2019
HART's contribution will hopefully ease the transportation burden and enable workers to utilize the funds for other necessary items during this period of uncertainty.