[tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info

  • From: "Blackjack" <misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:47:51 -0400

Yes, they should go to the Malls. I personally think since the mall is
personal property and not owned by the city or county that they should pay
for at least half of the upgrade to make a bus stop their. They would
greatly benefit from it. Oh how about the two hospitals? Are they going to
do pickup and drop off there as well?

 


Thanks,
Blackjack
misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx
 

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of ericamccaul@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:39 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info

Robert & others,
Erica here. I passed this info to Sila. I got if from Owen, who obtained it
from StarMetro directly.
And, yes, seniors, disabled, and school-age children all pay 60 cents. 
I'm pretty sure-- but not positive-- that when a discounted fare is
deposited, the driver has to push a key-- presumably one of these 3
categories-- to have the fare box accept it as a valid fare.
These figures and percentages are from 2008.
Interestingly, also from 2008, 29,979 people boarded at Governor's Square
Mall; that's over 85 people per day. There were about 25,000 people boarding
at Tallahassee Mall. There still seems to be no concession from StarMetro on
going into the malls. The argument for Tallahassee Mall, of course, is that
since it is already in recievership (close to being bankrupt), why bother?
This is NOT, however, a valid argument, of course, for Governor's Square.
Another tidbit: In 2008, the malls were the only 2 stops among the top 20
(most boardings) which were not campus stops (FSU, FAMU, and TCC-- don't
recall the order). So, 1) this jives with the 76% of riders being students
figure, and 2) makes it all the more ridiculous that they are refusing to go
into the malls! The manager at Gov. Square said he is totally in favor of
the buses continuing to come into "his" mall... 
StarMetro is going to try to make the mall put up any money that would be
needed for "improvements" to make the parking lot traverse safe.

-----Original Message-----
From: Easy Talk <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 12:09 pm
Subject: [tabi] Fw: starmetro info

Here is a message Sila sent to me.  Not sure where she got the info though.
I find it interesting that Star metro has such stats available.  I guess
they get them from the fair boxes and sales of bus passes but if the
disabled fair and seniors pay the same, how do they determine between the
two.  That said not counting the regular riders approximately 14.3 percent
of riders could be disenfranchised and most certainly some of the other
riders.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sila Miller" <MillerSi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <silam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: starmetro info



89 thousand seniors
53 thousand disabled
out of the 4.2 million
3 quarters of those were covered under university contracts Thus out of the
approximate 1 million left,
5.3 percent disabled
9 percent seniors
so, disabled not such a small percentage after all



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