Tampa Bay

  • Yes, ferry service—linking south Hillsborough County and MacDill AFB—is still under serious study. In fact, the business community has weighed in with the Tampa Bay, South Tampa and Greater Riverview chambers of commerce announcing their joint support for such a service. “I’m thrilled,” said Hillsborough Commission Chairwoman Pat Kemp about the triple endorsement.  “We have this gift of water. It’s the lowest-cost transit system you can possibly have to move people.”        
  • The St. Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix will race around downtown St. Pete a little earlier in 2022. It will be held from Feb. 24-27; it had previously been scheduled for March 10-12. The change is more than a calendar alteration; it ensures a network TV spot and potentially greater coverage. It’s likely not much of a consolation to the Dali Museum and other DT interests, but it also means that St. Pete will now be hosting the first event of the 2022 IndyCar season.

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