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Despite new maps, still no plans for Tampa light rail listen

07/21/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: HART, Transportation, light rail, Tampa Downtown Partnership, TDP, FDOT

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A new draft for a possible light rail system running from the USF area to Downtown Tampa and toward Westshore did not go far Monday morning. Based on the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board meeting, rail supporters shouldn’t hold their breath.

The Tampa Downtown Partnership requested the study and a certified planner, Rich Clarendon of Metropolitan Planning Organization, said the route will cost less than a billion dollars— much lower than what bigger cities like Charlotte or Port...

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