Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News Roundup

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings in Tampa

The following will be closed today unless otherwise noted.

Government and courts

Federal, state, county offices and courts are closed.

Buses and streetcars

HART local bus routes, HARTFlex in Northdale, and HARTPlus will operate on a Saturday schedule. The TECO Line Streetcar System will run from noon to 10 p.m. Express and Limited Express Routes; HARTFlex in Brandon, south county, South Tampa and Town 'N Country and the In-Town Trolley (Route 96) will not operate.

Malls, attractions

International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Brandon and University Mall: regular hours.

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park Zoo and Glazer Children's Museum: open.

Garbage collection

City of Tampa and Temple Terrace: no garbage or recycling pickup. Hillsborough County Solid Waste collection will follow a normal Monday schedule.

Post offices and mail

Post offices: closed; no mail delivery.

Schools

Hillsborough County public schools, Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa and University of South Florida: closed.

Libraries and banks

All public libraries and most banks: closed.

Recreation

Community centers: closed.

Regional parks: open.

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