Florida Senate Transportation Committee Chair Jeff Brandes and FDOT will announce a $500,000 grant award to PSTA for the final design of the Central Avenue BRT project from downtown St. Petersburg to the Gulf beaches.
The Central Avenue BRT will complement local service provided by the existing and highly successful Central Avenue Trolley by providing expedited, limited stop travel from downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches serving tourists, employers, and residents.
The Central Avenue Corridor is the single highest transit corridor in the Tampa Bay region, and has been the topic of many transit-related studies.
This award to complete the final design completes PSTA’s #1 legislative priority and puts the $16.5M project on track to apply for Federal and State grants. The high-speed transit service is expected to be initiated by 2020.
Speakers to include:
Senator Jeff Brandes, FDOT Secretary Paul Steinman, Visit St. Pete Clearwater Executive Director David Downing, members of the St. Petersburg City Council, St. Petersburg Chamber President, Chris Steinocher and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority leaders.
Next Monday, December 7, 2015 at 1 p.m.
2130 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL.
Southeast corner lot located at the corner of Central Avenue and 22nd Street.