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German Air Taxi company to give a presentation in Tampa Bay

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 07:31:01-04

It's no secret. We know there's a transportation issue in Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority is looking towards the future.

At their Friday board meeting, Lilium, A German Air Taxi company, will be giving a presentation.

Bringing an Air Taxi to Tampa Bay is not a new idea but this would be Lilium's first presentation in the United States.

Their Air Taxi model could hold 4 passengers and 1 pilot, according to documents. Its speed could top out at 185MPH.

But, if the service ever does become a reality, don't expect it to be cheap, at least not yet.

Lilium's presentation shows while a trip from Tampa to St. Petersburg would take just eight minutes, it could cost $90.

But, getting to places like Miami or North Florida in about an hour could be ideal for a lot of people.

TBARTA will meet on Friday at 10 a.m. to hear Lilium's presentation. This is a very preliminary presentation and is simply to hear an idea for the future of transit.