TECO Kicks Off New Morning Service

The TECO Line streetcar is the 2.4-mile system operated by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority connecting downtown Tampa, the Convention Center, the Channelside area, and the thriving entertainment/tourist destination of Ybor City. Designed to serve the busy cruise industry, the line is also seeing a growing number of commuters. Recently the line was expanded a third of a mile farther into downtown to better serve the 35,000 people who work there.

Since its startup, the line has started service at noon during the week and 11:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. With more commuters using the system, TECO began a morning service trial period on September 26. Trolleys begin running at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday with Sunday service beginning at noon. Ridership and costs will be analyzed at the conclusion of the trial period for possible permanent extension.

—Passenger Train Journal

This article was posted on: October 1, 2016