5 things to start the day: Ferry forward, crisis PR, and lounging at the Mall at UTC

Tampa Bay has always seemed perfect for a high-speed ferry line and Wednesday, the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously recommended forging ahead. The initial plan is to connect south Hillsborough County with commuters to MacDill Air Force Base. The idea is to start with that route in order to test demand. While the plan has won support from the business community, a WMNF News report Wednesday said there are concerns among environmentalists that the fragile ecology of the Bay might be threatened.… …read more