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Streetcar Modernization and Expansion Study

The City of Tampa commissioned a study to explore the potential benefits of a streetcar extension through the heart of downtown Tampa and the feasbility of upgrading the existing streetcar line to accomodate modern streetcars or light rail vehicles. Click here to learn more about the process and to view the final study.

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TECO Line Streetcar System was featured alongside Tampa Bay Rays' 3rd Basemen, Evan Longoria in national advertisement. Click here to read the story.

Media interest in the streetcar system has been significant. The TECO Line Streetcar System has been featured in such publications as:

· Huffington Post
· Tampa Bay Destination Guide and Meeting Planners Guide’
· AAA Going Places
· Southern Living Magazine
· Travel & Leisure Magazine
· Daily Mirror (UK newspaper)
· Tampa Tribune
· Tampa Bay Times
· Tampa Bay Business Journal
· American Planning Association Magazine
· Smithsonian Magazine
· Calgary Sun
· Toronto Star
· ESPN, ABC and FOX Sports, and many others.

One key message prevalent in the local media is the connectivity between parking venues and community events. The TECO Line Streetcar has served a number of major events including, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, annual Outback Bowl, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four, Red Bull Flugtag, the 2009 Super Bowl and NCAA Men's Frozen Four.

The streetcar also provides connectivity to a number of local events including, Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Sant' Yago Knight Parade and Guavaween.

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