February 10, 2017

One Bus Away app increases communication with riders, adds feedback feature for Android

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has recently bridged possible gaps in communication with transit riders via the One Bus Away application. HART is the first agency in Florida to directly partner with SeeClickFix, Inc., a communications platform. Results of the partnership include improvements to the application that allow users to share information with […]
February 24, 2017

Plant City seeks feedback from community in efforts to become bikeable, walkable

A Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is currently in the process of being developed for Plant City. The Hillsborough MPO is working to provide safe walking and bicycling routes that connect residents with local businesses and create links between recreation areas. On Thursday, February 2, an open-house format community meeting was held at the Bruton […]
February 28, 2017

Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) advocates for legislative change to ensure safety, rights for bicyclists

WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes that everyone must share the road. The above sentence is written in Florida Senate Bill 408: Highway Safety. The bill is currently under review by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, as subcommittee members examine amendments designed to make sharing the road safer for both bicyclists and motorists. The […]
March 1, 2017

Florida Bike Month events span the region, encourage bicycling

March is the perfect time of year to ride a bicycle in Florida, so much so that the Florida Bicycle Association designates March as Florida Bike Month due to the wonderful weather. March is also a great time to try cycling; there will be plenty of events celebrating bicycling and providing opportunities to participate in […]
March 3, 2017

St. Petersburg Bike Share program launched, full program implementation underway

The Coast Bike Share Program is now extended from Tampa to St. Petersburg. In November, the soft launch (Phase 1) of the program included the installation of 10 Bike Share hub locations, where bikes can be picked up and dropped off, and 100 demo bikes. A launch event for Phase I of the program was […]