The latest list of priorities includes projects to make our traffic signals work better, to make walking and cycling safer, to widen roads, AND a number of projects to make taking transit easier and more efficient.
Transit priorities include:
- Maintaining current bus service – $4 million for bus replacements and converting the fleet to cleaner, compressed-natural-gas-fueled vehicles
- East-West Metro Rapid – $30 million requested from the New Starts grant programs to build HART’s second Metro Rapid line running from the airport to Temple Terrace
- Modern Streetcar Extension – a design & engineering phase for the future connection through the Downtown core to Marion Transit Center
- Additional Metro Rapid Corridors – funding for a project development & environmental study for the next Metro Rapid, which could run on Kennedy Blvd, Brandon Blvd, Bruce B Downs Blvd, Dale Mabry Hwy, or Busch Blvd
A number of walk-bike projects were also prioritized, which can improve access to the bus system from neighborhoods and destinations.