Public transportation during the RNC

The Republican National Convention (RNC) is taking place in Tampa from August 27-30. HART plans to operate all routes and services, and transporting customers safely will be our No. 1 goal during RNC.

Current HART customers and downtown workers who wish to take HART to work should plan in advance and allow for extra time, and sign up for RNC Rider Alerts to receive the latest on detours and schedule changes.

Bus detours are taking effect Aug. 25 - 31. Information is subject to change pending changes in road closures and security demands.

RNC-related Detours (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

Downtown Map of RNC Detours Updated 08/23/2012

Other Services

Route 100X/300X: Routes are provided by PSTA, please visit for Route 100X/300X detour information during the RNC.

Updated 07/23/2012


TECO Line Streetcar Whiting Station at nightTECO Line Streetcar Service:

The TECO Line Streetcar will only provide service between Station 1 (Centennial Park Station at 8th Avenue and 20th Street) to Station 8 (Tampa Tribune Station at Channelside Drive and Meridian Avenue) during the RNC. Stations 9, 10 and 11 will be closed Aug. 25 - Aug. 31 (service will resume Sept. 1). The streetcar will operate extended service until 1 a.m. from Aug. 27-30. Visit for more details.

Updated 08/20/2012

Tampa Downtown Partnership:  Whether you are a downtown visitor, worker, or resident, the Tampa Downtown Partnership has everything you need to know about Tampa’s Downtown and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Click here to discover all the great restaurants, shops, services and attractions open for business during RNC Week.

TBARTA Commuter Solutions: Our friends at TBARTA have put together a one-stop shop for information on RNC-related road closures, real-time traffic and parking information. Check it out at

RNC Transportation News Roundup:

RNC street closure information ... RNC street closures - August 27, 2012

Pedal Buses are coming... Humana looks to bring pedal buses to Tampa for Republican National Convention - June 26, 2012
Charter service... Republican National Convention's fleet of charter buses growing from 300 to 400 - May 24, 2012
Lights, Camera, Action! An Eye in the Sky to Catch Crime - March 28, 2012
Visiting town? A video guide to Tampa transit! - March 2, 2012



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