Vinik’s plans create a sense of urgency to improve the TECO Line Streetcar

Unfortunately for the TECO Line Streetcar, Jeffrey Zampitella is an anomaly among downtown Tampa residents.

Zampitella, president of the SkyPoint Condominium Association, said he is such a passionate advocate for public transit and a walkable city that he finds excuses to take the streetcar whenever he can — and sometimes for no reason other than it’s there.

“I go out of my way to use it, because I just believe in the streetcar system,” Zampitella said.

He averages about six rides on the streetcar… …read more