Area leaders want permanent Cross-Bay ferry route

- It was way more successful than expected, but the Cross-Bay Ferry service between Tampa and St. Petersburg is going away – at least, temporarily.

Numbers from the city of St. Petersburg indicate more than 22,000 people took the ferry through February.

Though the pilot program shutdowns down at the end of April, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman says there’s already a push bring it back next year.

Both Tampa and St. Pete saw just under a million dollars in economic impact.

The contract for the Cross-Bay ferry expires in April because the boat is used in Boston during the summer months.   

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Area leaders want permanent Cross-Bay ferry route
  • Turtle trackers busy during peak hatching season
  • Manatee Co. Commission votes to leave Confederate monument in place
  • Dog with maggots in fur, two others seized in animal cruelty case
  • St. Pete's Manhattan Casino to become restaurant
  • Elderly golfer struck by lightning in Clearwater
  • MOSI dinosaurs need a new home
  • Sheriff: Highlands Youth Academy is 'unequivocal train wreck'
  • Counties prepare for dueling rallies over Confederate monuments
  • N-word painted on Citrus Co. family's house