Jun 16, 2021 - Business

Tampa Bay's seasonal ferry could soon run year-round

A stern view of the fast passenger ferry Provincetown IV outbound to St. Pete from downtown Tampa. Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Tampa Bay's cross-bay ferry, which has been operating between Tampa and St. Pete from November to April since 2018, could expand to year-round service if local leaders agree to contribute.

What's happening: The ferry's three-year agreement expired last month, and Hillsborough County took the lead in negotiating an extension, per the Tampa Bay Times.

  • The commission is set to vote Wednesday.

Between the lines: It would mean an increase in government subsidies β€” split evenly between Tampa, St. Pete, Pinellas and Hillsborough β€” from $700,000 in the first year to just over $1 million when year-round service begins.

avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Tampa Bay.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Tampa Bay stories

Tampa Baypostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Tampa Bay.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more