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Tampa Mayor's New Rail Transit Plan For Seminole Heights

The Mayor said he wants to create rail transit into Seminole Heights.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said that as part of his InVision Tampa plan will bring rail transit into Seminole Heights.

A major part of that plan is creating a rail transit system from downtown Tampa along Nebraska Ave., north to Hillsborough Ave.

According to TBO.com, "The next phase of the InVision project starts next month. It will focus on reinventing Nebraska Avenue between downtown and Hillsborough Avenue in a way that includes a mass-transit corridor."

Read more about the mayor's announcement on Seminole Heights Patch here.

 To read more about what the study found in Seminole Heights, you can read the city's documents.

There is a workshop scheduled for December 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33604

 

Joe Clay December 01, 2012 at 01:25 PM
The plan also involves making Florida Avenue and Tampa Street into two-way streets (and one lane each way mind you) with bike lanes and extended sidewalks. While that sounds nice, it will kill throughput, so any of us that actually need to get into downtown or South Tampa for the foreseeable future will HAVE to use 275. And so will the thousands of other Tampa residents that live further north. And since 275 also seems to be in perpetual construction in future plans, and will have additional load from these two major arteries, it will be more gridlocked than it already is. This will destroy the ease with which we currently enjoy leaving our neighborhood.
Chris December 09, 2012 at 03:12 PM
@ Joe Clay, Did you consider that people using rail transit or bike lanes would not be on the roads with their vehicles and would most likely not destroy the ease with which you currently enjoy leaving your neighborhood? There are too many cars on the road, rail transit will remove cars from the roads and you will have less traffic in front of you.
Joe Clay January 14, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Yes, I did consider it. Chris, did you consider that it actually costs money to put rail in? The last time I checked, Tampa's budget didn't include enough funds for rail which is why we had a vote to increase the local sales tax. I'm not opposed to rail. But I don't see us being able to afford it any time soon. Additionally, all of these measures are designed to force it upon a public that voted against it by increasing traffic.

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