[tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:39:24 -0500

thanks Kevin, those sound like excellent strategies.
Chip
 
 


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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of daviska9
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:25 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together



Sorry to only be responding now.  

 

I have a suggestion for you if you decide to speak to the city commission
when that time comes;

*      Pick your spokespeople that can get the point across well;

*      Divide your issues amongst them;

*      Remember that you only get tree minutes to speak;

*      Practice as a group tag teaming;

*      When you go, sign up one after the other so your points are hopefully
contiguous.

 

I hope this helps, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

Kevin Davis

 

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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Darla J. Rogers
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:28 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

 

And, go to meetings, when we can and getting on the agenda, so whoever
speaks to our issues, has enough time to point out the problems of access to
Star Metro that aren't Star Metro's purview.

 

Darla

 

 

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

From: Chip  <mailto:Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Orange 

To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:41 PM

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  <mailto:Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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 <mailto:daviska9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

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 break:-).  

 

Hope to hear from you all soon

Kevin Davis

  

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