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Florida Matters: The Future of the Cruise Industry in Tampa Bay

Tampa's cruise industry could be heading into rough waters. Cruise ships are getting bigger, but the Sunshine Skyway Bridge isn't. A new study by the Florida Department of Transportation looks at three options: build a taller bridge, build a new cruise facility west of the Skyway, or do nothing.

We discuss these options, and hear the opinions of passengers just returning from a seven-day cruise aboard the Carnival Legend at Cruise Terminal #2 at Tampa's Channelside.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Rich Biter Assistant Secretary – FDOT
Carl LindellPort Tampa Bay Governing Board Vice Chairman
Richard WainioFormer Port Tampa Bay director from 2005 - 2012

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