Safety Should Take Priority!

I know that most of the posts I make about HART are usually in a good light.  But I have to say that this post is not a good one.  One July 19, 2012 a HART bus operator, a fellow operator was attacked.  You would think that with an Authority like HART they would have acted swiftly and decidedly to protect Colin Brown, but they did almost the exact opposite.  The response time to aide him in his time of need was abysmal and the follow up by HART was equally dis-heartening.  This attack could have gone down a much different road too.  Fortunately Mr. Brown is alive, and at home resting and recuperating.  HART may not have been able to foresee this happening, but they most certainly should have handled it better and with more care and professionalism.  I’ll let you watch the story below and let you form your own opinions.  My opinion is that I do not feel safe and protected where I work anymore.  The same can be said for most of my fellow operators.  As a passenger, wouldn’t you like to know that when you board a bus that your safety and security is the companies first priority? I know I would.

PSTA Excursion Part 1!

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Recently I had the good fortune of finally being able to go and check out what our cohorts at PSTA (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority) are up to in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Largo.  Since I became an operator (not driver Zach!) I’ve wanted to do this, but I never really had anyone who was interested in transit as I am to join me.  In these last few months a friend of mine, Zachary Ziegler came to visit me in Tampa.  So I decided that we should both make this journey, and we finally did.  Continue reading

Tampa V. Transit!

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I love living in Tampa and I love mass transit.  The more I get involved with each, the more I realize that in Tampa’s current political climate the two may not be able to co-exist. Continue reading