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Tampa - April 2001
   

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Tampa – Streetcar Update

Rail Transit Online, April 2001

Herzog Contracting Corp. has begun laying rail for the TECO Line Streetcar System, and the current schedule calls for the 2.3-mile, $31.5-million heritage system between the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel and Eighth Avenue in historic Ybor City to open in April 2002 (see RTOL, Mar. 2001). Four air-conditioned replica Birney Safety Cars from Gomaco have been delivered and the remaining four should be in Tampa by August. Delays in obtaining a site for a maintenance base has forced Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority to temporarily store the cars in an open but fenced-in area.  An extension of the initial route is being designed that would bring the tracks up Franklin Street to Whiting Street, closer to the center of downtown. 

 

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