As has been widely reported over the past year, both Hillsborough and Pinellas transit agencies have enjoyed record ridership, as more and more Tampa Bay area citizens, for whatever reason, are relying on public transportation. And HART officials continue to tinker with advancements to make the riding experience more enjoyable.
"It just gives riders real time arrival and departure information," said HART spokesperson Sandra Morrison. Currently, transit agencies in Seattle and New York City employ such a program, and Morrison said Atlanta will also have one soon.
OneBusAway has its origins in the Seattle/Puget Sound region, where it was developed at the University of Washington. HART worked with officials at Georgia Tech and the CUTR institute on the USF Tampa campus.
You can access OneBusAway Tampa here: http://tampa.onebusaway.org.