A series of sites in Downtown Tampa - posted intermittently. What we notice when we walk not drive. This is Union Station, corner Nebraska,Twiggs and Meridian. Opened May 15, 1912. It is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The station was closed between 1994 and 1998 for renovation, re-opening for Amtrak passengers in 1998. CSX donated the station to the City of Tampa in 1998. Track 2 survives as the only one of eight tracks in use today. A beautiful Italian renaissance style building.
Wouldn't it be blissful if we could leave our cars home, or not have to own more than one car, or shall we whisper it - not even own a car? If we could take a bus or train ride to get to work, shop or socialize? We could solve myriad issues if we could take public transportation instead of driving. Less traffic, less stress driving (less accidents), reduced negative environmental impact, time management, job creation. The list is long. There are citizens who abhor the prospect of possibly meeting a financial shortfall if a new rail system is approved. What about the long term view and the benefit to many? We don't all have to be poor and without choices before we consider using public transit. If we all thought about not wanting to supplement a service we don't use or profit from, then some of us without children would not want to pay the taxes that pay for the school buses or education would we. But there are greater things to consider. Let's think about the bigger things and the future.
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