Northwest County’s bus service study

Northwest County Transit StudyWith the MPO’s support for a consulting team, HART is taking another look at how to best serve the communities of Citrus Park, Northdale, Carrollwood Village, Westchase, and Town & Country. It’s a challenging proposition since homes often are not in walking distance of bus stops or destinations like stores, parks, and schools. And it isn’t easy to cross big roads to get to and from a bus stop. After collecting comments and survey responses from residents, suggestions include:

  • Extend the limited-stop express route on the Veteran’s Expressway up to SR 54, and make its access to the Park & Ride at Gunn Highway less circuitous
  • Extend Route 34 on Hillsborough Ave farther west to connect to PSTA’s buses in Oldsmar
  • Improve frequency on the Waters Ave bus route, which connects many neighborhoods and shopping areas and runs hourly today
  • Add a new route to serve the Ehrlich-Bearss corridor

These ideas will be evaluated further by HART and MPO transit planners. Please forward your comments to Sarah McKinley. A draft of the report will be posted on-line in the next month.