Tampa Bay Online reports that the Hillsboro Area Regional Transit (HART) has received federal stimulus money to expand the TECO streetcar line.
About $1 million, will go toward extending the streetcar into downtown. The nearly $5 million project is poised to begin this summer. The board approved a contract with Kimmins Contracting Corp. this morning.
HART wants to extend the streetcar system about four blocks, from outside the Tampa Convention Center to Whiting Street, in the hope of boosting ridership between downtown, the Channelside District and Ybor City. Officials said the project will take about nine months.