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No Relief For Gridlock

MacDill Air Force Base has created a snarl of traffic in Tampa. Transportation planners are at a loss to find a solution so far.

Would a ferry make a difference? How about and extra lane? With 10,000 workers streaming in on a small road every morning, a solution is not easy. William R. Levesque at the St. Petersburg Times says locals feel caught by the traffic "like corks in a bottle."

"But Tampa planners say the existing right of way available on Bayshore makes a queuing lane or lane expansion cost-prohibitive. And ferry service, base officials say, has been discussed on and off for years without progress, though regional planners again are studying the idea."

Full Story: Planners work to ease MacDill traffic

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