The Cross Bay Ferry that shuttles passengers between downtown St. Petersburg and downtown Tampa is down to its final weeks. The six-month pilot project ends April 30, and the question looms over whether or not it will resume.

St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, the project’s main champion, is working to answer that question with a resounding “yes,” pointing to initial success of the Cross Bay Ferry that led to the operators returning public funds that exceeded contractual revenue.

“We’re trying…