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Speak Up This Thursday at Tampa City Council Meeting for HSR to Tampa Airport

28 Jul 2010 2:44 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

FCRP members are encouraged to attend and speak up for the extension of high speed rail to Tampa International Airport at a City Council meeting this Thursday!

Tampa's airport needs a high speed rail station.

Currently, plans call for HSR at Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport-- but not Tampa's airport.

FCRP continues to advocate for and endorse Hillsborough County's plan for a light rail system and the local option sales tax for transit which will be on the ballot in the fall, including the construction of light rail to Tampa International Airport.

The two systems (light rail and high speed rail), of course, serve different needs-- a fact lost on the media and even some well-meaning local public officials.

We received this notice today from Tampa City Council Member Mary Mulhern.

--Jackson McQuigg

THIS IS IT - A CHANCE FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD ON PLANNING FOR HIGH-SPEED RAIL TO TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

Emailing, commenting on-line, private conversations with leaders and decisionmakers are important, BUT OPEN PUBLIC SUPPORT IS THE TRUE LEADERSHIP NEEDED FROM CITIZENS.  

 

Business and government leaders and the media need to hear from the Tampa Bay Community.

 

WHAT:  Tampa City Council public comment and staff reports on HSR to TIA 

WHEN:  Thursday, July, 29

               9:00 am - public comment time

               10:30 or sometime after that - presentations on HSR and adoption of resolution supporting HSR study for TIA

 

WHERE: Tampa City Council Chambers, 715 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd floor

 

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