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Tampa, Fla. to spend $1.2M to study streetcar as commuter option

Posted on December 2, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Three consulting firms have submitted their qualifications to bid for a $1.2 million contract to study extending and modernizing the 2.7-mile Tampa Historic Streetcar line that runs from the Channel District to Ybor City, The Tampa Tribune reports.

All three firms — HDR Engineering, AECOM Technical Services and Jacobs Engineering — have been shortlisted for the contract. The winning firm will be chosen by a city selection committee. City leaders have identified the project as a critical part of revitalizing downtown Tampa and catering to millennials who want alternatives to the automobile. For the full story, click here.

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