BCC asks attorney general if TDC funds can be used for transportation network

Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 05:58 PM.

"I'm seeing the need for four times as many trams," Ritchie responded.

The 30A Tram Committee is awaiting word from the Florida State Attorney General, Pam Bondi to see if they can legally use funding from the Tourist Development Council. The Board of County Commissioners requested an opionion at their Jan. 22 meeting.

"If it is going to be funded by TDC, we'll have to cover Scenic 98," Reichman said. "We'll have to cover everybody."

Taking tourists beyond 30A to stops such as the outlets and Destin Commons should also be considered suggested Bagby.

"Getting with the TDC and surveying the guests will be important," he said. "If the tram doesn't go where the tourists go, then this isn't going to work."

The tram committee has asked the Board of County Commissioners to conduct a feasibility study, which costs $25,000.

"The question isn't should we have trams," said Ritchie. "But why hasn't this been done successfully before?"

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