Hillsborough MPO 5-year Tentative Work Program FY 2012-2017

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: GoToMeeting Webinar, registration required: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/257948915

If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, view the public hearing announcement to find a webinar access location.

http://www.hillsboroughmpo.org/

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HART Proposed Millage Increase

HART is holding a public hearing on Monday, September 26, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at HART Administrative Office, 1201 E. Seventh Ave. in Ybor City, regarding the proposed budget for FY2012-2013. This includes proposing to restore the ad valorem tax millage rate from .4682 to .500 to prevent service cuts. For more information, go to http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102746535155-370/Budget_Sept_2011.pdf

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University Area Community Plan Update

The Planning Commission is embarking on an exciting new project: the update of the University Area Community Plan. Beginning Summer 2011 there’s a unique and important opportunity for residents to share their ideas about the community’s future. The plan update is a collaboration between the Planning Commission and its residents and business owners to update the community’s vision, goals, objectives and policies through the year 2050.

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HART December Ridership Increases by 9.7%

December marked another month of more than 1 million in bus ridership, as well as an increase in bus ridership of 9.7 percent over December 2009. December 2010 bus ridership tallied at 1,056,626 compared to December 2009 bus ridership of 962,879.

“HART continues to revitalize, restructure and reposition itself to preserve a high-level of service while constraining operating costs,” said HART CEO David Armijo. In addition, more University of South Florida faculty, staff and students are riding HART. U-Pass ridership increased by 21.9 percent in fiscal year 2010 compared to fiscal year 2009. Moreover, U-Pass ridership for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 is up by 18.9 percent.

As part of their tuition, students who show valid USF identification can ride HART’s local, connector and limited express bus routes free. USF faculty and staff pay only 25 cents with valid USF identification. 

HART operates 10 bus routes in the USF area, including several routes that operate until midnight. In addition, the Bull Runner (USF’s campus shuttle service) connects to the University Area Transit Center, HART’s main bus hub for all routes operating in North Tampa. Map of bus routes in USF area:  http://www.gohart.org/ride_guide/usf/USF_late_night.pdf

The University Area Transit Center is located at 13110 N. 27th St. in Tampa, and open Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.goHART.org or 813-254-4278.

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High Speed Rail Exhibition at MOSI October 8-9

Florida is about to make U.S. transportation history as the first state to create a high-speed rail network with trains connecting its metropolitan areas at speeds of up to 200 mph.  The first segment to be constructed will be Orlando to Tampa, with Miami to Orlando scheduled to follow.

To bring this future to life now, Siemens – the world’s leading provider of Complete Mobility solutions – announces The Future of Florida High-Speed Rail Tour. Come hear the bold vision in store for Florida’s transportation future that Siemens and its consortium partners are envisioning. Walk through a full-size model of a Velaro high-speed train from Siemens and learn about what make these trains run—safely, super fast and sustainably!

Dates:  
October 8, 2010 (2 PM – 7 PM) and October 9-10, 2010 (9 AM – 5 PM)

Location: MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) 
                         4801 E. Fowler Avenue
                         Tampa, Florida             

Register now!

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USF Bull Runner D Route Detour

Beginning September 20 through November 18, the USF Bull Runner D Route will be on a detour route due to construction on 22nd Street. This will cause some delays and may interfere with BullTracker effectiveness. USF Parking and Transportation is actively monitoring and making adjustments as necessary to minimize the impact.

 

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