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Tampa - June 2001
   

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Tampa – LRT Planning Advances

Rail Transit Online, June 2001

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will hold public hearings this summer on a proposed three-route, approximately 30-mile light rail project.  All of the corridors under consideration serve downtown, with one terminating at the University of South Florida (Northeast), another at the Port of Tampa (Southwest) and the third at the West Shore, serving local sports stadiums and St. Joseph's Hospital.  This version is very similar to a network studied two years ago.  However, that one included extending the West Corridor to Tampa International Airport as part of the initial phase.  The current plan calls for an airport link at a later stage.  There are several potential routes along each corridor, with five options alone for the western leg.  HART is considering both electric and diesel LRVs.

 

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