News & Public Affairs02/23/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday Listen to this entire show:
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.
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02/18/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
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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09/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
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.Be the first to comment
02/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
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.
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"We've already said this, no other transportation option can do so much for so little so fas...
05/30/13 Patricia Kemp
Last Call Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Pat Kemp talks with former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik about a plan to bring a commuter ferry service to Tampa Bay.1 comments