Thursday, 16 September 2010

HART in Metro Magazine's Top 100 Fleets

Vehicles from HART's bus and van fleet
Each year, Metro Magazine, which covers the mass transportation industry, publishes its list of the top 100 public transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada by fleet size.

HART came in at number 92, with a reported total of 190 vehicles, including buses, demand-response vans, and rubber-wheel trolleys. This list did not include the agency's fleet of electric streetcars.

By comparison, MTA in New York City is the largest system in the survey with 4,439 total vehicles. Los Angeles Metro comes in second with 2,723.

The largest fleet in the state of Florida belongs to Miami-Dade Transit, which is ranked #24 with 833 vehicles. Other Florida properties on Metro's list include Broward County Transit at #53 with 373 vehicles, LYNX in Orlando at #69 with 267 vehicles, and Jacksonville Transit at #95 with 174 vehicles.

An important take-away from this ranking is the fact that HART serves a county of more than 1,100 square miles, while only reaching #92 on Metro's fleet-size list. Add to that our recent recognition as the American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding System of the Year, and it demonstrates HART's commitment to offer the best service we can with the resources we have available.

Read the complete Metro Magazine article here.

Reminder - Cashless Tolls Start Tomorrow
For all you Selmon (Crosstown) Expressway customers, remember that tomorrow evening (Sept. 17) is the launch of the new cashless toll system. To get a look at how it works and what it means for you, click here for a personal tour from the Buccaneers' Hall of Famer who lends his name to the expressway, Lee Roy Selmon.

Of course, if you're one of HART's Commuter Express customers from the Brandon area, your expressway ride is already covered!

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