Permanent Ferry Service Plan


We would like to know your thoughts on the permanent Ferry Plan and how you would potentially use this service.  We also invite you to sign up for notifications about the Ferry Plan and its development upon completion of this survey. 
 
 

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* 1. What is your home zip code?

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* 2. The plan for permanent ferry service includes year-round, regular weeknight and weekend service using up to four ferries running between downtown Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg and a new terminal in the Big Bend area in rapidly growing South Hillsborough County. 

Weekday commuter service would also operate run between South County and MacDill Air Force Base.   

HMS Ferries has committed to operating this system without local subsidies making it the only transit system in Florida that would not require such subsidies.  

Public funds would only be used to buy ferry vessels, like those used by the Cross-Bay Ferry, and the needed infrastructure such as docks and terminals.  The system would be entirely publicly owned and would cost less than widening two miles of county roadway or building a highway on-ramp.  Both federal and state infrastructure funds could be used to cover significant portions of the capital cost.    

What is your opinion about this plan?

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* 3. We also want to know which routes you would personally use. 

  I would use daily. I would use one or twice a month. I would use a couple of times a year. I would never use this service option.
Commuter and weekday service between South County and MAFB
Weeknight and weekend service between downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg
Weeknight and weekend service between South County and downtown Tampa
Weeknight and weekend service between South County and downtown St. Petersburg

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* 4. Please rank the qualities needed for you to make passenger ferry service a preferred transportation option.  (PLEASE NOTE:  1 is the most important, 4 is the least important)

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* 5. Please rank the reasons why you would want to see permanent ferry service developed.

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* 6. Would you like to be kept informed about the plans for permanent ferry service.

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* 7. Please share your comments, suggestions or ideas you have about permanent ferry service for Tampa Bay.  Please include your email and let us know if you would like us to respond. 

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