UPDATE 10/14/16: Tampa’s FREE downtown shuttle service is set to begin on Thursday, October 20 at 6pm.
“Tampa Downtown Partnership has worked for over two years to provide this valuable service to residents, the workforce, and visitors,” said Greg Minder, Chair, Tampa Downtown Partnership Board of Directors. “Downtown Tampa’s transportation needs continue to grow as our city experiences ongoing development and interest. With the presence of cutting edge technologies like the Downtowner, our city is proving that it is a progressive and desirable place to live.”
“The app provides an opportunity to monitor its use, allowing us to adjust service so that we can prepare for busy times,” said Stephen Murray, Downtowner CEO and University of Tampa Alumni. “The goal is to keep wait times at 10 minutes or less.”
The service will launch with 12 six-passenger electric vehicles which can go as fast as 35mph. The Downtowner will operate seven days a week within downtown Tampa’s business district, Channel District, River Arts District, the University of Tampa area, as well as the non-gated north end of Harbour Island. After October 20, the downtowner’s official operation hours will be 6am-11pm, Monday through Friday, and 11am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday. Click HERE to learn more about the service and to download the app.