High-speed ferry project receives final approval

Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 11:39:55-04
You’ll soon have a new way to travel across the bay.
A high-speed ferry between Tampa and St. Petersburg received approval Tuesday from the Pinellas County commission, the final OK needed to begin the pilot project.
The service will run November to April from the Vinoy Basin in St. Petersburg across the bay to the Tampa Convention Center. 
The cost of the program is $1.4 million and it will be split evenly between St. Petersburg, Tampa, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. 
Pinellas County will use BP oil spill settlement funds to help pay its share.
Tampa and St. Petersburg city councils voted to approve the ferry service project Thursday; Hillsborough County commissioners gave their approval Wednesday.