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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 Commission appears ready to get aboard the ferry

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Pinellas County commissioners appear poised to get on board a high-speed commuter ferry between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the item during Tuesday’s meeting. If the commission agrees, Pinellas would become the fourth government to collaborate to fund the six-month pilot program. The Hillsborough commission and the Tampa and St. Petersburg councils have already signed on. “If I’m reading the tea leaves, it’ll pass 6 to 1,” said Charlie Justice, chairman of the Pinellas Commission.…

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