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Cross-Bay Ferry ridership set another record in March

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The Cross-Bay Ferry set another record in March with nearly 8,000 passengers paying for a ride across the bay. The 7,990 tickets sold during the month was a 31-percent increase over February numbers, which also set a record, and nine out of 10 passengers were residents, not tourists. “We are now in the final month of this pilot project, and the ferry is finishing strong,” said project advisor Ed Turanchik. “We are especially proud to have such strong support from organizations…

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Rick Kriseman says Cross-Bay Ferry is a success

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Five months into a six-month pilot program, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said the cross-bay ferry program is a success. St. Petersburg, Tampa and Pinellas and Hillsborough counties foot the bill for the pilot program, which began sending ferries across the bay back in November. The pilot program’s goal was to test the waters for whether the area could sustainably support such a service. “The numbers have been more robust than expected,” Kriseman told Pinellas County commissioners. “I think this…

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Pinellas County Commission agrees to pitch in $350k for St. Pete-to-Tampa ferry pilot project

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Pinellas is in. Mayor Rick Kriseman secured a commitment from Pinellas County Commissioners on Tuesday — by a vote of 6-1 — to set aside $350,000 for a St. Pete-to-Tampa ferry pilot project. Pinellas County Commission is now the third local government to verbally commit money to the project, joining St. Petersburg City Council and Hillsborough County Commission, which have each also agreed to set aside $350,000 for the cause. Kriseman hopes to soon get the same dollar-amount commitment from Tampa as…

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