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 project, but the financial risk (and profit) of operations would be taken on by a private company, HMS Ferries.
On MidPoint, WMNF News’ Sean Kinane interviewed former county commissioner Ed Turanchik and HMS Ferries’ Mark Fernandez.