[tabi] Re: Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Proposes New Express Service to SouthWood

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:08:57 -0400

·         Thanks Lynn for this, and thanks Sila for further info.

It’s unbelievable to me that the city is promoting this as being done because 
they want to get the residents of Southwood to downtown.  While they’re trying 
to do this, they are making it much harder on those who work at Southwood but 
generally live in North-East Tallahassee.


Who do they think is riding the bus?  Someone living in Southwood who wants to 
go downtown some afternoon?  Or someone trying to get to work each and every 


This makes no sense from a transit point of view.  Instead, it looks like more 
of the city’s plan to try and do something with the downtown (no matter how 
much money is spent, and no matter who is inconvenienced), and which includes 
the wonderfully successful “party bus”, and the 2 million dollar pub the city 
is about to own.


Obviously you can see how I feel about the downtown issues, and while it’s one 
thing to spend tax dollars there, it’s another to begin disassembling our 
bearly function transit system to also try and promote this at the expense of 
those who need to get to work every day.





From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Lynn Evans
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 2:10 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Proposes New 
Express Service to SouthWood


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        From: "City of Tallahassee" <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        Date: October 14, 2013 at 11:51:42 AM EDT
        To: <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
        Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Proposes New 
Express Service to SouthWood

City of Tallahassee News Release 

  <http://www.facebook.com/COTNews>  <http://twitter.com/COTNews>  

Communications / City Hall / Tallahassee FL 32301 / 850.891.8533 

 StarMetro Proposes New Express Service to SouthWood

Red Hills Express Would Offer Greater Convenience to Commuters - Residents in 
SouthWood may soon have a quicker and more direct way to travel between home 
and downtown via StarMetro. Today, the transit agency announced plans to 
combine portions of two of its existing routes serving the SouthWood area into 
one direct route called the Red Hills Express. The proposed service change, 
which goes before the City Commission on Oct. 23, would allow customers to 
travel between the two major destinations in as little as 30 minutes with no 

In order to gain feedback from area residents and commuters on the proposed 
express service, StarMetro planners will hold a public meeting on Thursday, 
Oct. 17, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Shuster's Café, located at 4055 Esplanade Way. 

If approved by the City Commission, the new Red Hills Express, which includes a 
stop on Magnolia Dr. near Governor's Square Mall, would begin on Monday, Nov. 4.

'By combining the SouthWood portions of the Red Hills and Tall Timbers routes 
that overlap, we can distribute our resources more efficiently,' said Ivan 
Maldonado, director of StarMetro. 'As a result, we can provide a direct, 
express route from SouthWood to downtown -- giving residents and commuters a 
faster and more convenient service.'

The Red Hills Express would offer a high level of service during the typical 
travel times of commuters. The service would provide eight trips during the day 
-- four trips during the morning and four trips during afternoon peak travel 

With the proposed express service serving the SouthWood area, the existing Red 
Hills and Tall Timbers routes would be combined into a single Tall Timbers 
route. Proposed changes are available for viewing on the proposed system map 

For more information about StarMetro services, please call 891-5200 or visit 
Talgov.com/starmetro <http://www.talgov.com/starmetro/> . Other ways to view 
information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at 
Facebook.com/starmetrotransit <http://www.Facebook.com/starmetrotransit>  or 
following the organization on Twitter at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro 
<http://www.Twitter.com/ridestarmetro> .

Contact: Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning, 891-5564; Sandra Manning, Utility 
Marketing, 891-6175; or Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533






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