Partners propose seven-day ferry service linking Hillsborough, MacDill, Tampa, St. Pete

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TAMPA ‘ A business partnership that includes the ‘ That deal would involve continued contributions from St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and the state of Florida.

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TAMPA ‘ A business partnership that includes the operator of the Cross-Bay Ferry is proposing a permanent service that would carry commuters by water between South Hillsborough County, MacDill Air Force Base, downtown Tampa and the St. Petersburg waterfront.

The partners, HMS Ferries Inc. and South Swell Development Corp., would begin the service in 2022 using four vessels.

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The capital cost is estimated at $36.5 million. In a news release, the partnership suggested the money could come from Hillsborough County’s share of money from the BP Oil disaster, proceeds from the county’s new transportation tax and state transportation money.

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  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2019-04-16T15:35:21Z-04
  • Author: Caitlin Johnston
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