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STUDENTS!
THE Bus
is a great way to get around!

SEMESTER
PASS

is just $50 to
 ride thru the Semester!

Available at PHSC &
THE Bus Office

Semester Passes are valid: Spring January 1- April 30, Summer May 1- August 31,
Fall September 1- December 31


Must show proof of eligibility: eligibility card, student ID, last report card or birth certificate

For more information or to request route schedules call 352-754-4444 or
visit our website at www.hernandobus.com

 

"Hernando County
is pleased to
continue it's efforts to provide a safe and cost-effective transportation alternative for it's citizens."

 

 


THE Bus

THE Bus History

THE Bus began as a cooperative effort of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners, Metropolitan Planning Organization, City of Brooksville, Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (which services part of the Hernando County area (Brooksville/Spring Hill and some out-lying areas)). We help people of Hernando County become more self-sufficient in order to achieve their full potential.

The Brooksville Shuttle stops at the local WalMartOn October 28, 2002; the Spring Hill Routes started serving the greater Spring Hill area. One week later, November 4, 2002; the Brooksville Route started serving the Brooksville area. The system started with 4 buses in Spring Hill and 1 bus in Brooksville, which shuttled riders between Brooksville and Spring Hill. As the system grew, the following changes were made on May 4, 2004, to enhance the service.

1. The Brooksville Shuttle/Green Route was added.
2. Shuttle travel time decreased from 90 minutes to 60 minutes
3. Operating hours were extended from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
4. YMCA and Spring Hill Regional were added to the Spring Hill routes.
5. Pasco-Hernando Community College—North Campus was added to the shuttle route.

On April 1, 2011, McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. was selected as the new fixed-route operator for the county.

Currently, the system has 2 buses in Spring Hill and, 1 bus in Brooksville, which shuttles riders between Brooksville and Spring Hill.

Ridership:
By the 7th day of operation, ridership surpassed the 3rd year projection of 200 trips per day, with ridership of 219 trips. After 22 months of operation, THE Bus was averaging 425 to 434 trips per day. Presently, THE Bus is averaging from 480 to 500 riders per day. The highest ridership since the initiation of the bus system was 882 trips on January 3, 2006.
 

Reduction of Service—October 1, 2009
On June 23, 2009, the Hernando County Board of County Commission approved to move forward with the reduction of service to the fixed route system, THE Bus. These changes included a decrease in the frequency of bus travel along the routes from one hour headways to two hour headways. This was accomplished by reducing the number of operating vehicles from six to three. In addition, the Brooksville Route 3/Purple Route and the Brooksville Shuttle/Green Route were combined into one route, the Brooksville Route 3/Purple Route.
 

 

 

 

 


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THE Bus
1525 East Jefferson - Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: 352- 754-4444
email: Hernando.Transit@gmail.com


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