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Streetcar Right of Way

Anyone intending to work within the streetcar right of way must follow all HART safety requirements, and attend Vendor/Contractor Training which is held every other Wednesday at HART’s office at 1201 E. 7th Ave. Tampa FL 33605. All work will be in scheduled in coordination with Streetcar Operations for off hours of installation. The vendor performing work, must ensure that Streetcar service will not be affected in any way, and any work requiring a lock out/tag out of the overhead line will be scheduled for off hours of installation and require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. All work will be coordinated through Streetcar Operations.

Beginning January 1, 2019, all lock out/tag outs of the overhead line will be subject to a $250.00 fee.

The Streetcar System is powered by 600 volt DC (Direct Current). Positive feed is obtained through the overhead wire and negative return is obtained through the rail.


  1. Not be allowed to work in the streetcar right of way without a valid permit from the city of Tampa
  2. Not operate any crane, drilling equipment, or any object within ten (10) feet of any Streetcar power lines without prior written approval by HART’s Director of Streetcar Operations.
  3. Coordinate with HART’s Director of Streetcar Operations the time when any equipment or material will pass over the Streetcar overhead wire.
  4. NEVER permit any equipment or material to be placed or moved under the Streetcar overhead wire except as per 1 and 2 above.

For questions about Vendor/Contractor training, please contact;

To coordinate work along the streetcar right of way, please contact;

Safety and Security

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and TECOLine Streetcar System are committed to the protection of our environment, the safety, and health of our employees and the community.

The safety and well-being of our employees and community is accomplished through the use of clear and thoroughly documented systems and procedures, proper training, and qualification, high performance expectations, continual improvement in pollution prevention, minimization and recycling, as well as workplace hazard analysis and prevention.

All safety sensitive activities are required to adhere to the HART System Safety Program Plan and System Security Plan. Ensuring compliance with FRA 49 CFR 213-214, FTA 49 CFR 659, FDOT 14-15, 14-90, and all local laws.

  • US Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Contractor Visitor Safety Brief
  • Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
  • ESMS Qualification Safety Requirement
  • Vendor/ Contractor Safety/ Security Orientation Training
  • Security and Badging Requirements
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