14 July 2005

If last year taught us anything it was that we are not invulnerable to hurricanes. That reason alone necessitates putting all or most of any mass transit system below ground if onlt to protect the investment from potential damage due to storms. Not to mention the noise factor. Who hasn’t seen or experienced the noise of a big city compounded by the screeching of an elevated train? We don’t want that here. Although, because of underground conditions in the beach areas it may be necessary to do some sort of elevation in those areas only. But for the vast majority of the subway system in Tampa Bay, it will be necessary to dig tunnels.

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