Planning a Smart Transit Future in Tampa Bay

<p>With a newly formed regional transit authority, Tampa Bay, Florida, may be ready for a regional transit system. Many want to do it right.</p>
March 19, 2008, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Did you know that of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, only Detroit and Tampa do not have transit systems?"

"Now, however, with the newly established Tampa Bay Area Transportation Authority (TBARTA), we have the opportunity - a once in a region's lifetime opportunity - to design a transit system with development in mind."

"Just think about that - creating an integrated system built with transit-oriented development and development-oriented transit as key strategies - one that galvanizes the interests of all those who care about this community including environmentalists, business people, policymakers and the public alike."

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Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in The Tampa Tribune
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