[tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:29:01 -0500

Thanks, Kevin, so I'm hearing that **you** can bring up the lack of sidewalks; 
audible pedestrian signals that are confusing and don't leave on the "walk 
sign" long enough for people to make it safely across some of these really wide 
streets.

Darla


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: daviska9 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:35 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together


  I'm not planning on submitting this to StarMetro.  I am going to submit this 
to the Transportation Advisory Committee.  We have made it abundantly clear to 
Mr. Garrison that we are not an arm of StarMetro.  We act as an advisory board 
to the city commission.  When I catch my breath from all of my kids activities 
this week I will review the material and send it on.  Hope this explains a few 
things.  Take care all.

  Kevin Davis

   


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  From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Chip Orange
  Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:42 PM
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

   

  Yes, I certainly agree with all you point out.

   

  It seems though that StarMetro is telling us that they aren't in charge of 
sidewalks or anything except buses, so it's not like we're talking to the city 
as a whole.  that's why I think writing the city commissioners is the only way 
for us to talk to the city itself; otherwise, we're just talking to the bus 
system.

   

   

   





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  Chip Orange
  Database Administrator
  Florida Public Service Commission

  Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  (850) 413-6314

   (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

   

     


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    From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darla J. Rogers
    Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:46 PM
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

    Don't forget to remind them that roads like Meridian--a state highway and 
Apalachee Parkway are basically not navigable because there are only 
ditches--not a safe place for a blind pedestrian  to wait for buses, but I 
don't see the city doing anything about sidewalks on Apalachee any time soon.

     

    Also, I believe this issue would have to go to the city engineer--wherever 
there are audible signals, the "walk cycle" needs to be lengthened--at least at 
intersections like Mahan Drive and Capital Circle).

     

    Darla

     

     

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Chip Orange 

      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 12:00 PM

      Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

       

      Yes, Kevin, I too would appreciate it if you would provide a summary at 
the public meetings, of the issues raised here.

       

       

      thank you.

       

      Chip

       

       

       





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      Chip Orange
      Database Administrator
      Florida Public Service Commission

      Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      (850) 413-6314

       (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

       

         


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        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of daviska9
        Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:57 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

        This is the first I've heard from anyone concerning my post.  What I am 
offering to do, as a member of the City Commissions Transportation Advisory 
Committee, is to present a consolidated statement from this group to that 
board.  This will be added to the results of the working group planned for 
January, that will also include discussions on all of the topics listed.  I 
will not present this unless I have a green light from the members of this 
group.  I am not stating my views, but those of the TABI/Blind community.

         

                  Y'all let me know what you want to do.  I would recommend 
doing it soon so the statement can be read and added to other materials for the 
TAC to review.

         

         


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        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darla J. Rogers
        Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:22 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

         

        Dear Kevin,

         

        That would probably be a good idea, but some may think something like 
you are stating, might be slanted.  I actually believe Star Metro understands 
the problems very well; it is the other city departments who need to get on the 
same page to get the APS's, sidewalks, better lighting, etc., and we should 
probably make our views known by addressing the city commissioners, Mayor 
Marks, city manager, etc.

         

        Darla

         

         

          ----- Original Message ----- 

          From: daviska9 

          To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

          Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 1:09 PM

          Subject: [tabi] Bringing all the issues together

           

          Good Afternoon All, 

             I have been monitoring the discussions for and against NOVA 2010, 
first through Laurie, and now I have joined TABI.  I wonder if some of you 
would be willing to help me get all of the points, both pro and con, put 
together in one posting.  I will then forward that to the Transportation 
Advisory Committee(TAC), of which I am a part.  The TAC is very interested in 
the safety issues involved, and have been reviewing these even before NOVA 2010 
was presented to us.

             We are a part of the city commission, and not a part of StarMetro. 
 We are due to make a recommendation one way or the other to the commission 
after the first of the year, and I want to make sure all of the information 
that can be is put on the table. 

          I may not be perfect, but I am trying to be neutral and represent the 
interests if the visually impaired on the TAC.  

          You should know that the new system provides Laurie and I with some 
VERY positive benefits.  That interest is only one piece that I present to the 
TAC. If you are willing, a consolidated list of your views would be very 
helpful to me.  Let me know what you think.  

          There is a little known "be attitude"  Blessed be the flexible, for 
they will bend and not breakJ.  

           

          Hope to hear from you all soon

          Kevin Davis

            

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