Streetcar Becomes Iconic Transportation Link
TAMPA – The Tampa Historic Streetcar System is a 2.7-mile long streetcar transportation network that provides a unique connection from downtown Tampa and the Channelside District to the Ybor City historic district. The system is primarily used by tourists, however, the City of Tampa is exploring a future that expands the streetcar routes as a “true transportation” option for visitors, and our local population as well.
With this objective in mind, the City is conducting a public transportation feasibility study for the extension and modernization of the current system. The goal of this planning process, which is called InVision: Tampa Streetcar, is to take the first step towards creating a viable transportation choice for people who live, work or visit downtown.
The planning team has reviewed a wide range of corridors and technologies, including the possible use of autonomous transit vehicles, and recommend feasible alternatives and funding strategies.
The City completed the first phase of the InVision: Tampa Streetcar in Spring 2018. In June 2018 the City received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to enter Project Development phase to select a preferred routes, plans and strategies.
See Tampa Streetcar Preferred Expansion Route