Getting it Built, Three Years Early

Tampa's light rail line to the airport could be completed three years early, if an upcoming ballot measure passes that would create a tax increase to pay for the rush job.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority is behind the idea. A 1-cent sales tax would mean the agency would have the matching funds for federal grants:

From Tampa Bay Online: "Being able to finish the airport-to-downtown segment by 2015 would enable a connection at Tampa's high-speed rail station scheduled for completion early that year, providing a passenger connection with Florida's Tampa-Lakeland-Orlando high-speed rail route."

Full Story: Light rail may get on early schedule


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