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Stimulus-funded streetcar line extension opens in Tampa


On Monday, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and other public officials attended the grand opening of a new extension of the TECO Streetcar Line in Tampa, Fla.

The U.S. Department of Transportation funded nearly the entire $5.3 million project, including $1 million in federal stimulus funds, Federal Transit Administration officials said in a prepared statement.

The one-third mile extension, which elongates the entire line to 2.7 miles, will better connect Tampa’s tourist and entertainment districts, including downtown Tampa. The project also added an eleventh station.

"This project promises to make Tampa a more connected community with greener transit options for its residents and visitors," Rogoff said.

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