St. Pete To Tampa Ferry Closer To Reality


High speed ferry service between St. Petersburg and Tampa is a step closer to reality.

Hillsborough County commissioners voted today to set aside $350 thousand for ferry service between the Vinoy Basin in St. Pete and Tampa’s Channel District.

The St. Petersburg City Council has already approved $350,000 for the project out of its BP oil spill settlement.

The city of Tampa and Pinellas County must also kick in $350 thousand apiece for the project to set sail.

The ferry is part of a bigger plan to unite Tampa Bay.