I don't know if anyone noticed but I installed a countdown clock in the masthead above. It's counting down the hours to 11:00 PM, November 2, 2010. At about that time, I figure, the future of Hillsborough County in the shorter versus longer term will have been decided. By that hour everyone should know whether local funding for transit and light rail is here to stay.
The Yankees Game
Here in the big(ger) city, I spend up to an hour and a half each day on the subway getting to and from work. On the weekends I use it to be anywhere pretty much I darn well please at any hour. However, until Sunday I had yet to use the train to attend a sporting event. When my uncle called and said he had tickets to the New York Yankees versus the Red Sox, I saw an opportunity to finally give it a shot.
Last minute note: I realize, by coincidence, this was the very game to decide whether the Rays would stay in first place or not. The Yankees had to lose to the Red Sox. As fate would have it, they didn't (though they looked they might until the very last minute!). It wasn't a comfortable spot to be in, but I concentrated on enjoying the game and hoping for you all (quietly).
On my way to the ball game - and having a ball doing it on urban fixed rail. Made it in record time, I'm sure!
The trains had me at the new Yankee Stadium in under 30 minutes. Should have been 36 minutes according to Google, but a train awaited me at every station. It was gold.
Enjoying the high life just behind left field! (Hey Catherine, I really AM out in left field! Ha!)
When light rail is up and running in Hillsborough County and the TIA is connected, I hope they square quickly on getting you folks hooked up directly to a stadium. Man, you want to know convenience - I would never dream of attending a baseball game in Tampa. I hate highway driving that much. But after Sunday, after the bliss and ease by which I moved too and fro, I'd attend a million of them here.
"Geeeeetcha your light rail folks!
Tampa Rail Express Links
Tweets by TBARTA
Tweets by HART