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Why traveling around Tampa will be just as difficult as getting there

Excerpt from Mass Transit

Aug 27, 2012 7:35 am

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Tampa’s infrastructure received a C grade for overloaded transit systems, weak storm water systems, and unimpressive airports — and this is all before taking into account this week’s storm and convention.

— Samantha Shankman

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If all this talk of political conventions and hurricanes gets you down, then this report from the American Society of Civil Engineers isn’t going to help any.

Tampa Bay’s infrastructure earned a C grade — but maybe they forgot the “minus.”

“None of us would expect our children to come home with the reports cards that we gave the region’s infrastructure,” said engineer Kathy Caldwell, past president of the ASCE who teaches at the University of Florida.

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