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.