Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
Creating a first-mile, last-mile solution with a transit agency along a dedicated transit corridor
“HART is proud to be the regional leader in a new era of transportation innovation in Tampa Bay. HART SMART (Smart Mobility Alongside Regional Transit) AV is a first mile, last mile connection from the TECO Line Streetcar in Ybor City to our bus system in northern downtown Tampa. The shuttle is another option for our riders to get to the places that enhance their lives,” said HART Deputy Chief of Transportation Ruthie Reyes Burckard.
The HART SMART AV program launched on October 12, 2020, with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) in Tampa. It is the first, fully-electric automated vehicle pilot in the Tampa Bay region funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. Beep is partnering with HART to bring the self-driving shuttle to the Marion Street transitway in downtown Tampa for a one-year pilot program.
The service runs Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. The free shuttle offers four stops along the corridor and provides a first-mile, last-mile connection between the TECO Line Streetcar and the Marion Transit Center along North Marion Street. The vehicle is equipped with an ADA compliant ramp, a Q’Straint system, and onboard monitors that display route connections and a map of the route and stops.
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Find out how you can ride with Beep on the Marion Street transit corridor in downtown Tampa here.
“The world is getting more automated, shared, and electric. HART announcing this partnership with BEEP shows our Region’s continued focus on new technologies that will fundamentally reshape our cities,” said State Senator Jeff Brandes (R) District 24.
"...make it easier for people to move around..." - Tampa Bay Times
"...learn more about the technology..." - Mass Transit Magazine
"...it will be a reality..." - Fox 13
Hillsboro Area Regional Transit Authority