Tampa Bay News Wire
TAMPA, Fla. (May 22, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to announce the addition of the TECO Line Streetcar System to the Fourth Friday lineup of promotions. The Streetcar will now be free to all Fourth Friday participants wearing the complimentary wristbands distributed by participating arts and cultural venues.
“THS, Inc. and HART are always looking for ways to improve regular ridership, particularly for area residents,” said Michael English, Board Chair of THS, Inc. and Board Member for Tampa Downtown Partnership.Â “This Downtown event includes Ybor City for the first time, which is noteworthy. We support all three districts the system runs through, and want such events to be successful for everyone.”
“We are so excited to have the TECO Line Streetcar System offer complimentary rides to our Fourth Friday participants,” said Kelsy Van Camp, Director of Marketing and Communications for Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Being able to seamlessly connect our Fourth Friday participants in Ybor and Downtown adds a significant benefit to those out enjoying Fourth Friday and also to the arts and culture venues and participating restaurants.”
Tampa Bay History Center’s Director of Marketing, Manny Leto, believes Downtown is getting more and more connected every day. The streetcar, the watertaxis, and the Riverwalk allow for people to get from, say, Tampa Heights to the History Center to Ybor City and home again without having to think about parking or traffic,” said Leto.
The seamless connection and hop-on, hop-off capability provided by the Streetcar invites Fourth Friday participants to enjoy both Downtown and Ybor City easily.
“Ybor City residents, workers and visitors enjoy the convenient connection to Downtown Tampa’s amenities and now through HART’s generosity in offering no-cost trips on the TECO Line Streetcar during Fourth Friday events further enhances the districts’ easy linkage that also will benefit the business community,” said Ybor City Development Corporation Manager Courtney Orr.
“Adding the Streetcar to the event’s offerings is a win-win for everyone involved and truly knits our communities together,” said Van Camp.
The service hours for the Streetcar will be their normal operating hours. Complimentary rides will only be honored by those with Fourth Friday wristbands. For Streetcar hours, visit tecolinestreetcar.org.
Now in its second year, Fourth Friday is a celebration of Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene offering patrons the ability to enjoy free or reduced admissions and special programming at participating venues. Restaurants participate as well offering special discounts to those wearing Fourth Friday wristbands.
This month’s Featured Offers are:
Other Participating Venues for May 26 are:
This month’s special programming includes:
Participating transportation partners include:
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