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 — split evenly between Tampa, St. Pete, Pinellas and Hillsborough — from $700,000 in the first year to just over $1 million when year-round service begins.

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