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PROJECT ELEMENTS

Connecting to the Ferry

Our Ferry Plan, together with the Tampa TECO Line Streetcar and new SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit line, will create Tampa Bay’s first regional transit system, providing connections between St. Petersburg’s beaches, Tampa’s Ybor City, the rapidly growing south Hillsborough County area, and everything in-between.

TECO Line Streetcar

The seasonal Cross Bay Ferry service already has a strong linkage with Tampa’s historic TECO Line Streetcar service between downtown Tampa and historic Ybor City.

Passengers only need to walk a few hundred feet to board the streetcar, and travel to numerous destinations along its 2.5-mile length. Ridership surveys indicate that nearly 40% of Pinellas County inbound passengers to Tampa take the streetcar to such destinations as Water Street and historic Ybor City. The City of Tampa has over 4,000 parking spaces within ten-minute walk of either the downtown ferry terminal or along the streetcar line. View route map.

SunRunner Bus

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s (PSTA) and City of St. Petersburg’s new SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit system will operate along the Central Avenue corridor and provide premium transit service between downtown St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. The downtown SunRunner 4th Street Station is located less than four blocks from St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Yacht basin. We will be tracking ridership and using data beginning fall of 2022 to understand how riders use these two systems, and how to improve this connection. The City of St. Petersburg has over 4,000 parking spaces located in parking garages and surface lots located within a ten-minute walk of the Vinoy Yacht basin. View route map.

South County Terminal

The South County Terminal is being designed with a 1,200-car park-and-ride lot to ensure maximum connectivity to the predominate transportation mode in south Hillsborough County. The Ferry Project is working closely with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Agency (HART) and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Agency (TBARTA) to increase bus and vanpool connectivity options to the South County Terminal.