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Sarasota News Leader June 14, 2013 Page 43 Further, Robinson said, if the City Commission demonstrated its support of the system by committing funding to it, that would encourage entities in the southern part of the county to take a greater interest and consider the possibilities for extending the BRT system to Venice and North Port in the future. Paul said city staff is looking at three corridors for the circulator. "I think there are some great opportunities, some great synergies possible, to combine both the downtown circulator study and the bus rapid transit [analysis]," he added. As part of a mobility study, the city is considering putting down rails for a streetcar route in and around downtown. However, a bus system could be used instead, according to earlier discussions. recession began. Following the recent settlement of a lawsuit over financing and ownership of the parcel, local government officials and developers have speculated it will be back on the market soon. % "It seems to me … the 'no-brainer' is somehow CIRCULATOR OPTIONS linking the Ritz-Carlton, the Hyatt and someOne other aspect of the proposed BRT system day, someday, the Quay property … which … is connecting it to the downtown "circulator" will be quite a hub," Patterson said. city staff and the City Commission have envi- The Quay property near the Hyatt and the Ritz sioned, Paul explained. was slated for major development before the AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a onetime additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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