[tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info

  • From: "Sila Miller" <silam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:20:31 -0400

Well, I must say when it gets down to a couple of dollars verses 35 to 40 for a cab? Yeah, I just might be there walking and rolling. I think this is a piece of the puzzle towards changing people's perception of the BUS/public transit. Anyhoo I also must say thank you to all who have stuck their neck out there to get their points across and advocate for a better system! It's all a process, isn't it? ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>

To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 11:52 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


So you mean to tell me you would be willing to get off a plain with Miss Sila and how many suitcases, Waite for a bus, put your suitcases on the bus, to take your where? To a bus stop how many blocks from your home so you can take the suitcases off the bus and carry them how many blocks to your home?

You can't even get a bus into your neighborhood.

Star Metro has listened to rider input and has made changes to the plane as long as it doesn't compromise the grand scheme of things.

As for the city commission, they have given Ron Garrison everything he has asked for so far.

The city commissionwould be the next battle.




----- Original Message ----- From: "Easy Talk" <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 6:12 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


This is pretty shallow thinking, Yes people rent cars or use cabs, can you guess why, there is no bus. What other choice do they have.

Also I guess going to the listening session didn't do any good. I ask them to make the loop on village square behind Publix to no avail. It seems like they would listen to my request since going behind Publix would be the side where cypress point apartments are located and the complex has 300 units.

I say considering the facts we have so far and the unwillingness of Star Metro to listen to what the tax payers want that we stand against the Nova210 plan and start writing to city commissioners now to try and kill the beast.

Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:04 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


at the first meeting I went to the airport question was brought up. It was broken down into three groups

students come and go at the beginning and end of school terms. It is hard to schedule buses around this. Business travelers use their own transportation either rent a car or cab.
The same thing for tourist.
Busses need to be on a regular schedule each hour. Plains need to match the bus schedule or vice versa.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Easy Talk" <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:12 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


They also don't go to the airport which is a city property and could have the potential for more riders.

Robert
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mister Blackjack" <misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:29 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


That would be counter productive. They should go to all major places like the civic center Tallahassee museum , the malls and libraries and such.




Thanks,
Blackjack
misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Lynn Evans
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:25 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info

I would hope businesses world scream bloody murder also. I know the
Tallahassee Museum will no longer receive bus service under the new plan.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:51 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: starmetro info


you know, receivership means only that it will continue to operate;
that's not a valid reason for refusing to serve it.






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Florida Public Service Commission

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