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HART studying potential commuter bus service from Plant City to downtown Tampa and Polk County

Posted at 4:38 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 07:25:36-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority is conducting a study for a potential commuter bus service from Plant City to Downtown Tampa and eventually, Polk County.

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Plant City is one of the fastest growing areas in Hillsborough County, according to a HART report.

The study area is from Knights Griffin Road to the North, State Road 60 on the South, Branch Forbes Road to the West and County Line Road to the East end.

HART and Hillsborough County's Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking at the possibility of not only service from Plant City, but also a circulator within downtown Plant City and extending service to Polk County in the future.

Eventually, there will be a public meeting to collect public feedback to help narrow down to feasible alternatives, HART said in a report.

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The planning study will be conducted by Hillsborough MPO, requested by Plant City and HART.

Recommendations on possible routes are expected to be finalized in July 2020, but everything will need both approval from Hillsborough County commissioners and Plant City leaders.