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Tampa spending $1.2M to study streetcar as commuter option

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“The study, largely funded by a $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, will evaluate potential expansion routes and make recommendations on upgrading the system’s vintage style streetcars, which are widely regarded as suitable for tourist trips but not a robust commuter service. The completed study will be submitted to the Federal Transit Authority to put the city …

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Gonzmart: ‘I’m a supporter of light rail and I’m willing to pay for part of it’

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“Mass transit is a hot topic among business and civic leaders. Hillsborough County is laying the groundwork for a sales tax referendum to fund transit initiatives in 2016. Strategic Property Partners, the real estate company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, has said it’s willing to take a “leadership role” in improving and possibly …

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Hillsborough transportation plan leaves room for light rail

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“The city is largely built out, so Tampa isn’t looking to build roads. Instead, the city will likely spend a “high percentage” of its cut on transit, the mayor said, which could mean building a rail line linking downtown to the West Shore business district and Tampa International Airport.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-transportation-plan-leaves-room-for-light-rail/2233663By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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