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Questions answered about the Hillsborough high-speed ferry listen

02/23/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Ferry, Hillsborough County, Ed Turanchik, Hillsborough County Commission, HMS Ferries, Tampa Bay, MacDill Air Force Base

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Last Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission voted to support, in principle, moving forward with a high-speed ferry project in Tampa Bay.

The proposed ferry would link commuters in the south county with jobs at MacDill Air Force Base. In off-peak hours it could connect downtown Tampa with downtown St. Petersburg or other areas.

Taxpayers would be on the hook for capital outlays of the pr...

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Hillsborough Commission moves ahead with high-speed ferry listen

02/18/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Ferry, high-speed ferry, Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Commission, MacDill Air Force Base, Transportation

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On Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously recommended going ahead with a high-speed ferry plan to connect south Hillsborough with MacDill Air Force Base. During public comment several residents spoke in favor of the ferry. Environmentalist Mariella Smith said the fragile ecology of the shoreline near the proposed terminal will be protected.

Commissioner Ken Hagan said supporting the ferry project is an important step, but more needs to happen for it to become reality.

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Tampa Bay Sierra Club supports ferry despite concerns about terminal in preserve listen

09/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Ferry, high-speed ferry, Tampa Bay, Tampa, Hillsborough County, transit, Transportation, MacDill Air Force Base

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Hillsborough County may consider a high-speed ferry linking MacDill Air Force Base with communities in the south county where many workers live.

Last month one environmental group, Audubon Florida, criticized the plan because a terminal is proposed for reclaimed wetlands in the Schultz Preserve.

But now, the chair of another group, the Tampa Bay Sierra Club's Kent Bailey, tells WMNF they support the proposed ferry across Tampa Bay.

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Passenger ferry proposal moves forward in Hillsborough listen

02/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Ed Turanchik, Ferry, passenger ferry, MacDill Air Force Base, Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Commission, transit, Tampa, St. Petersburg

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Hillsborough County moved ahead today with a high-speed passenger ferry partnership. The County commission approved an interim public-private partnership agreement with HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group to study a ferry linking the south part of the county, perhaps near Apollo Beach, with MacDill Air Force Base. Former County Commissioner Ed Turanchik is the public face of the project.

"We've already said this, no other transportation option can do so much for so little so fas...

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Last Call with Pat Kemp and Ed Turanchik talking about Tampa Bay Ferry Service

05/30/13 Patricia Kemp
Last Call Thursday
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Pat Kemp talks with former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik about a plan to bring a commuter ferry service to Tampa Bay.

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