[tabi] Re: FW: FW: Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:43:53 -0400

Go get 'em, Erica; these people are so dishonest, they ought to be fired--every 
last one of them--not the drivers or other personnel whom I believe do their 
very best to give us the best service possible but people like Mr. Garrison.

Darla


Darla J. Rogers

djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx
Skype Username:  wildflower0628
Home phone #:  850-329-7437
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere--Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:44 PM
  Subject: [tabi] FW: FW: Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled


  fyi,

  I received a copy of the email below, apparently sent to all the city 
commissioners plus Ron Garrison and Brian Waterman of StarMetro.






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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: mccaulo@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mccaulo@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
    Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:11 PM
    To: commissioners@xxxxxxxxxx; ronald.garrison@xxxxxxxxxx; 
brian.waterman@xxxxxxxxxx; John Plescow; Chip Orange; 
eworley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Fwd: FW: [tabi] Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled


    In his August 26 e-mail to John Plescow, Mr. Garrison said that putting 
Braille placards at bus stops would be cost prohibitive. Why couldn't this 
$47,000 "New Freedom" money be used for that purpose, as suggested by Mr. 
Orange below? 
    To those of us on the outside of the process, it would appear that 
StarMetro, specifically Mr. Garrison, has once again distorted certain facts as 
they relate to Nova 2010. Doesn't anyone else think that this whole mess just 
smells bad? 

    Owen B. McCaul
    1711 Monticello Drive
    Tallahassee, Florida 32303
    (850) 385-8702




    -----Original Message-----
    From: Owen McCaul <McCaulO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: mccaulo@xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 4:00 pm
    Subject: Fwd: FW: [tabi] Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled






  
 
>>> "John Plescow" <JPlescow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 9/13/2010 3:34 PM >>> 
 
 
-----Original Message----- 
From: Chip Orange  
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:43 PM 
To: John Plescow 
Subject: FW: [tabi] Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled 
 
A lot of TABI news today; Waterman it seems had been told to call me 
over what I published in TABI over the weekend.  Below is my summary of 
the call, and below that is a summary of a notice StarMetro placed in 
the Democrat over the weekend. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.) 
  
 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange 
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:03 PM 
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
> Subject: [tabi] Re: StarMetro call for projects for the disabled 
>  
> Hi all, 
>  
> Today I received a call from Brian Waterman, a senior planner at  
> StarMetro.  He wished to answer any questions regarding the New  
> Freedom Program funding.  In our discussion he made the following  
> points: 
>  
> * Only non-profit agencies, and transportation providers (such as Big 
> Bend) can apply for these funds.  They must provide a 50% match of  
> their own for any funds they receive. 
>  
> * Anyone who doesn't feel there's enough time left to get a proposal  
> together can call Brian Waterman at StarMetro, and he will arrange  
> assistance with preparing the project funding request (which needs  
> only to be a two page summary at this stage). 
>  
> * The money should be available again next year for anyone who wants  
> to plan for a project. 
>  
> * Yes, transportation providers were made aware of this funding  
> several weeks before the notice was published in the Democrat.  I  
> asked, and Brian agreed, for  local non-profits relating to  
> disabilities to be placed on the list of those to be notified of  
> funding available for disability-related projects.  He had no  
> explanation as to why they had not been included, nor why the requests 
 
> for braille signage for bus stops were not answered with an  
> explanation of this program as one possible way that could be  
> achieved. 
>  
>  
> I hope this information helps answer any questions. 
>  
> Chip 
>  
>  
>  
>  
>  
>  
> ------------------------------ 
>  
> 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.) 
>   
>  
> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
> > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison and Chip  
> > Orange 
> > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:36 PM 
> > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
> > Subject: [tabi] StarMetro call for projects for the disabled 
> >  
> > Hi all, 
> >  
> > In today's Democrat is an announcement from StarMetro in which they  
> > announce they have approximately $47000 in stimulus funding, which  
> > is to be used for projects which aid the disabled in transportation  
> > needs, and overcoming barriers, beyond the ADA.  This is called the  
> > "New Freedom Program". 
> >  
> > Projects must be submitted to StarMetro by September 24th.  for more 
 
> > information contact Andrea Rosser at StarMetro. 
> >  
> > personally, I find this announcement bewildering, since I've been  
> > hearing from a group of local blind activists who have been 
> communicating with 
> > StarMetro on the needs of blind riders, that StarMetro has  
> > repeatedly said they do not have enough funds to put braille labels  
> > on all bus stops in the new Nova 2010 program.  They have not once  
> > mentioned (to my knowledge), the existence of this program. 
> >  
> > In fact, I cannot find documentation on this program on their web  
> > site, and this is the first mention of it I've come across.  I don't 
 
> > see how anyone can be expected to design and cost out a perspective  
> > project by September 24th. 
> >  
> >  
> > Chip 
> >  
> > Check out the TABI resource web page at  
> > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI  
> > and please make suggestions for new material. 
> >  
> >  
> >  
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> >  
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