Tampa International Airport (TIA) is located in the heart of the Westshore district and is consistently rated one of the best airports in the United States. They continue to grow and are in the process of implementing a $1 billion expansion plan, including a second air terminal (estimated start date of 2015). Additionally, plans are currently in the works for the construction of a intermodal facility located on airport premises. This would allow passengers to better connect to the number of proposed bus routes by both HART and PSTA. In addition, a light rail system is being planned for the Tampa area, with a link to TPA Airport from Downtown Tampa and the Westshore district.
Here are a few facts and figures about TIA:
>TIA offers not stop air service to 73 domestic and international destinations
>TIA offers service from 21 passenger airlines and 5 all cargo carriers
>More than 16 million passengers travelled through TIA in 2012
>Home to two fixed base operations (private jet terminals)
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) provides bus service on twelve (12) routes to and from Westshore from thoroughout Hillsborough County. Visit www.gohart.org for the maps and schedules to get you to Westshore.
Save yourself the money and stress of driving alone to work. The Westshore Alliance has partnered with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation 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.
Red Coach provides luxury bus service from Tampa International Airport to Miami and Tallahassee. They offer luxury buses with wifi, laptop connections and full size leather reclining seats.