Buckhorn: TECO Line Streetcar, regional transit a priority for second term

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will continue to trumpet mass transit as a necessity for the Bay region in his second term.

Inaugurated Wednesday in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center, Buckhorn said the city will “transform the streetcar into a real means of transportation for residents and visitors.”

“Our investment in the streetcar is only one step forward,” he said. “We need more choices, walkable streets, more bike lanes, rail to the airport, job centers and eventually to St. Petersburg.”

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