Tampa, Fla. (April 4, 2017) – The City of Tampa will be holding the second of three public meetings to discuss “Invision: Tampa Streetcar,” a public transportation feasibility study for the extension and modernization of the current streetcar system, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay History Center.
The April 4 meeting will be the second brainstorm session for this project. This meeting will focus on technology and route alternatives for the Tampa Streetcar system. At the first brainstorm session, held on March 7, 125 attendees helped consultants further clarify the purpose of the project and discussed the needs of the downtown Tampa community for transportation options.
“The excellent attendance at the first brainstorm session, along with the over 800 responses we received to our first Streetcar survey, illustrates the importance of this project to Tampa residents,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “This second public meeting will help us move closer to our goal of creating another viable transportation choice for Tampa.”
During this project, the planning team will look at a wide range of 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 in early Summer 2017. If the results of the feasibility analysis are positive, a second phase will be initiated to select a preferred alternative and refine plans and strategies.
The public outreach meeting schedule for Phase 1 of Invision: Tampa Streetcar is as follows:
Tuesday, March 7 – Community Brainstorm #1 (Focus on Purpose and Need) COMPLETED
Tuesday, April 4 – Community Brainstorm #2 (Focus on Technology and Alignment Alternatives), Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water Street, Tampa
Tuesday, May 2 – Results Roundtable from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa, FL, 33602 and the results roundtable will be located at the HCC Ybor campus at 2001 N. 14th St. (Republica de Cuba) in Ybor City.