This area is devoted to comments about the Teco Line Streetcar system in general. The floor is yours to rant about streetcars, their history in Tampa; or the current political and symbolic gestures which arise from the current system.
Kudos to the map of Tampa's old street car system. I was astonished to see how many hours it ran. How wonderful it would be to have public transportation actually running in the late night/ early morning hours. That is something the current bus system seriously lacks. I feel strongly that public transportation should run at least as long as an hour past bar closings. It would seriously cut back on drunk driving if people could take public transit (even with existing busses) to and from their favorite bars and nightclubs. It is also an important thing for the many night workers we have in the city. I remember how frustrating it was for me to get off work at even 8 PM and not have a bus to take home. And the many nights I spent at ybor bars til 3 AM in my younger years could have been a lot safer for me had there been a system to get me safely home. We should address these concerns when planning a future rail system, or even revamping the busses.