Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located in the heart of Westshore and is consistently rated one of the best airports in the United States. Here are a few facts and figures about TPA:
- TPA offers 79 non-stop destinations, 14 international
- TPA offers service from 17 airline carriers, 1 dedicated cargo carrier
- More than 18.9 million passengers travelled through TPA in 2016
- TPA is home to 34 restaurants, 45 shop, 5 parking options and 2 fixed-base operations (private jet terminals)
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) offers 9 routes, 2 Express routes, and 1 Flex route to and from Westshore from thoroughout Hillsborough County. Visit www.gohart.org for the fares, maps and schedules.
Tampa Bay area residents who use public transportation to commute to work may be entitled to a substantial transit tax benefit. For HART riders, this could translate into approximately $3,000 in annual non-taxable earnings or as an annual fringe benefit that could be offered by employers. Until recently, the maximum benefit for commuters was nearly half that amount. Learn more.
Save yourself the money and stress of driving alone to work. The Westshore Alliance has partnered with the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) to help you choose commute options that work for you - carpool, vanpool, bus, walk bike or telework. Take advantage of the many free services available such as carpool partner searches, individual trip planning assistance, tax-savings tips, bike pool groups and more.
TBARTA's Ride Matching Service is a quick and easy online service allowing commuters to find their carpool and vanpool matches and bicycle buddies with whom to share the ride.