City of Tampa to hold the third “InVision: Tampa Streetcar” public meeting, on May 2 “Results Roundtable”

04/28/17

The City of Tampa will hold the third public meeting to discuss “InVision: Tampa Streetcar,” phase one of a two-phase public transportation feasibility study for the extension and modernization of the current streetcar system, on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough Community College campus in Ybor City.

The May 2 meeting is called a Results Roundtable, focusing on several alignment alternatives that have been identified as the best options for an expanded streetcar system. These alternatives were determined after extensive evaluation and public input. The public input included comments received from close to 200 people who attended two previous public meetings, along with over 800 surveys completed by the public. 

 “The streetcar has the potential to change how we move around the downtown core and nearby neighborhoods – areas that demand more transportation options,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Public input is playing an integral part in this project, and I am very pleased with the great amount of feedback the planning team has received from the public so far.” 

During this project, the planning team has looked at a wide range of potential corridors and technologies, including the possible use of autonomous transit vehicles, and will recommend feasible alternatives and funding strategies. The first phase of InVision: Tampa Streetcar is expected to be complete this summer. If the results of the feasibility analysis are positive, the second phase will be initiated to select a preferred alternative and refine plans and strategies.

Free Parking: Free parking for the meeting is available in the North Fernando Noriega Jr. garage. Use the student entrance on 9th Avenue.

The public outreach meeting schedule for Phase 1 of InVision: Tampa Streetcar:

March 7 – Community Brainstorm #1 (Focus on Purpose and Need) Completed

April 4 – Community Brainstorm #2 (Focus on Technology and Alignment Alternatives) Completed

May 2 – Results Roundtable from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the HCC Ybor campus, Ybor Room, at 2001 N 14th St. (Republica de Cuba) in Ybor City.

For additional information, please contact:  

Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director 

(813) 274-8262

Ashley.Bauman@tampagov.net

 

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