These are the high-tech transit companies pitching their systems for Tampa Bay

Shea Carr Jewell Company, or SCJ Alliance, is a civil engineering, transportation planning and design firm. In the presentation, the company looked at local areas such as the St. Pete Pier, the St. Pete airport, Tampa Convention Center, Clearwater Beach and other destinations to connect to within a 6- to 12-mile radius. Economically, the systems are typically subsidized by tourists who pay a premium to ride and cost a fraction of heavy or light rail systems.