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Streetcar Modernization and Expansion Update
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Here's the YouTube of a presentation given to the Tampa Historic Streetcar board about a month ago regarding the streetcar modernization and expansion project. The full video of that meeting is posted here but my embed below cuts straight to the part to the presentation itself.

Steve Schucraft provides update on status of
the streetcar expansion/modernization effort.

Key Highlights

Don't be a slouch, watch the whole thing. But if you're in a hurry -- these things stuck out to me:

  • Phase I is complete, they've submitted a letter to the FTA for entry into project development (which is apparently to say, they formally put the evolving concept on their official may-one-day-be-funded-by-them radar - they hope to receive a letter in return that says the FTA recognizes the effort)
  • The study focuses exclusively on a one-seat ride from end to end. This means that the study does not take into consideration the possibility of mixing the current heritage streetcars with modern ones (an idea I personally liked, but, now that I understand that it might split rides between vehicles, gives me pause for obvious reasons)
  • An extension would serve an additional 5,500 residents and 16,000 jobs over the existing nostalgia system.

Capture of the presentation&qts Next Step slide

Click on image for larger viewable detail.

The prospects of an extension and modernization are exciting for Tampa, particularly those who live in the core. It is good to see both fronts being taken so seriously and with apparent stride.


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