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Business Observer Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 10 years ago

Tampa Port, FDOT invest $19M

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The two entities will spend millions to improve Port of Tampa services.

PORT OF TAMPA — Tampa Port Authority commissioners will team up with the Florida Department of Transportation to invest roughly $19 million in commercial services offered by the Port of Tampa.
 
Key investment initiatives include:
 
• $8 million toward the construction and improvement of rail services at and around Hooker's Point;
 
• $1.1 million for engineering and consulting services to help upgrade the port's petroleum piping services;
 
• $2.3 million for the remediation of the Tampa Scrap site, a 17-acre plot that could give the port an option for future expansion; and
 
• $7.5 million for dredging, through a one-year contract with Orion Dredging Services LLC.
 
All of the FDOT's $6 million investment will go toward the port's railway project at Hooker's Point.

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