The following are necessary to ensure a safe and efficient transportation system. Failure to comply with these rules, regulations, procedures, or guidelines may result in the denial of service and/or arrest.
ONBOARD BUSES, AND STREETCARS
- No alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or illegal use of paint or glue
- No smoking, eating, or drinking of any beverage
- No running in the aisles or playing loud music
- Speak softly when using a cell phone
- Keep entrances, exits and aisles clear of obstruction
- No rude, abusive, or vulgar language
- No abusive or threatening behavior towards others
- No loitering around bus stops
- Do not write, paint, or destroy and bus, bus property, or bus stop
- No boarding bus wearing roller blades or roller skates
- Shoes and shirts are required
- Stay in your seats until the bus comes to a halt
- Keep your hands and head inside the bus
- Stay clear of the doors until they are opened
- Do no cross the street in front of a bus after exiting the vehicle
- Do not open the windows
- Report suspicious packages or behavior to the operator
HART makes it easy to ride the bus with our Bikes on Buses program. By combining two modes of transportation, you can greatly expand your range of travel.
Folded bikes are permitted on all HART buses and HARTFlex vans. Just a few courtesies to keep in mind:
- Big bikes go on the rack - Maximum wheel size for folding bicycles is 20 inches
- Be ready - Bicycles must be folded and bagged before boarding the bus or van
- Folded bicycles go underneath the seat or in front of the customer
- Motor-powered bicycles are not permitted inside HART vehicles or on bus/van bicycle racks
Bicycle racks are on all HART buses and HARTFlex vans. The following bicycle rack rules apply:
- Each bus and van bicycle rack accommodates two bicycles
- Only single-seat, two-wheel bicycles are permitted
- If the rack is full, customers should be prepared to wait for the next bus or choose a safe location to lock up their bicycle
- Gas-powered bicycles are not permitted
- Bike accessories, baskets, etc. must be secure and not obstruct view of Operator
- Locking your bike to the bus rack is not allowed
- Bikes must not exceed 55lbs
- Bike wheels must fully sit in the rack and be secured by the support arm as recommended by manufacturer
- Skateboards, hover boards, and skates may be brought on the bus.
- Do not use or wear while boarding and keep out of aisles
- Personal carts are allowed on board as long as they can be kept out of the aisle.
- Must be secured/held onto by the owner while onboard
- Before departure, strollers (except ADA mobility device strollers) must be folded and secured / held onto by the owner while onboard and kept out of aisles
- Battery-powered or standard two-wheeled scooters that fold and can be kept out of the aisles may be brought onboard
You can also take your bike with you and transfer to a PSTA bus without a special permit. Go to
for more information.
You should attach an identification number to your bicycle — whether it's the manufacturer's serial number, a license plate or a sturdy decal — and keep a copy of this number with you. This will greatly facilitate the process of claiming lost bicycles. In addition, the Tampa Police Department encourages bicyclists to register their bicycles with its Bicycle Registration Theft Protection Program to assist in recovering stolen bikes.