Pinellas agrees to chip in for Tampa-St. Pete ferry

Charlie Justice

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A pilot program for a passenger ferry between the downtowns of Tampa and St. Petersburg moved a step closer to reality Tuesday; the Pinellas County Commission agreed to set aside $350,000 to help fund the six-month program. It joins St. Pete and Hillsborough County, which have each agreed to contribute that amount.

Last Friday I asked Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long whether she supports the ferry.

Here was Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice’s response:

The final chunk of money for the ferry pilot program will have to come from the City of Tampa. This is what Mayor Bob Buckhorn told WMNF News: