Status of Tampa's Downtown People Mover

by Joel Marcuson, City of Tampa, Transportation Div, Tampa, FL, USA,
Steven Tindale, City of Tampa, Transportation Div, Tampa, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


There are currently three People Mover Systems either in the planning stage, construction stage, or operational stage in Tampa. Tampa International Airport has had a Westinghouse Shuttle System in operation for over ten years, which has proven to be an extremely reliable system. Harbour Island, a 177 acre development south of downtown Tampa, is constructing a 2,800-foot Otis Elevator People Mover System which has been under construction since 1983, and is scheduled to open by May, 1985. The City of Tampa, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, has been studying the feasibility of constructing a people mover system to serve downtown Tampa. A downtown people mover will be needed to deliver people to this compact core, which can only grow upward.

Subject Headings: Automated people movers | Feasibility studies | Business districts | Transportation studies | Urban and regional development | System reliability | Rail transportation | Tampa | Florida | United States

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