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Tampa - September 2006
   

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Tampa — Streetcar Extension

Rail Transit Online, September 2006

URS Corp. has been awarded a $198,425 contract by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority to study a proposed streetcar extension between the Tampa Convention Center and downtown.  The scope of work includes an environmental assessment and engineering services that will determine the purpose, need and feasibility of the project.  URS will define the alignment, provide cost estimates, identify potential station locations and provide ridership projections.  A final report should be ready in about six months.  The three-eighths-mile (603.5 meter) extension of the existing 2.3-mi. (3.7 km) TECO Line Streetcar, north up Franklin Street from Channelside Drive to Whiting Street, has been under consideration for some time but has been blocked by political opposition and lack of financial support from the city. 

 

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