I've gotten some private e-mails last week steering me towards a Bay News 9 piece on the streetcar Whiting Street extension project.
See the video at Bay News 9. Click here.
It's an exciting story all right and I wish I could be there to take some real ground footage of the work in action. If anyone actually does take pictures and posts them, be sure to let me know the link. They can also mention it on the Tampa Rail Facebook Group page.
The BN9 piece does show off some great footage of the work, and, I notice, gives encouraging press to the future of the system. It's rare that an MSM story goes out of its way to point out that the plan for the streetcar isn't to run between Ybor and Channelside, which proves to be fodder for those who oppose the project, but rather, to loop the entire downtown area. This plan will not likely be realized for many years, but it's still the system's manifest destiny.