thanks Lynn. for anyone wishing to email StarMetro about this, the email listed in the powerPoint slides seems to have been mangled. I believe the correct address to be: nova2010project@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 6:33 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] NOVA 2010 Plan My take I am not sure I can add much to what Sally has already said, but let me try. I feel comfortable in letting you know that all the concerns expressed on TABI were left at the meeting this past Monday at the Senior Center. There was a husband and wife there and they just about covered everything for the rest of us. Points that were brought up: With the implementation date of August 2010 it is already a done deal Changes have been made in the plan already and if the date needs to be changed it will. The couple had made a suggestion to improve the route closer to where they live and Star Metro changed the route. It looks to me like riders will give up bus stops closer to home to get service that will run more frequently. Businesses such as the Malls may be asked to provide added sidewalks to their front doors. This was my take on what was said. There was a discussion about the arrogance of Star Metro to think they knew where riders lived. The concern was getting the busses close enough to living areas for seniors and people with disabilities. It was pointed out that blind people live all over the city. This is my concern or I should say our concern. I may have to walk down to the street where I live to get the bus. However my neighbor is just not going to make with the legs this person has. We expressed a need to get the power point presentation in an accessible format along with details on the new changes. Stay tuned for the meeting place near you. The next meeting is Monday September 28 at the Senior Center from 11:30 to 1. Star metro will be at the next ACB meeting in October. Also Star Metro will come out to the Miccosukee Hills Apartments on Wednesday, October 14 but I don't have the time yet. Cstar metro nova 2010 INNOVATION IN TRANSIT .HUM) goals the nova2010 mission objective. Nova2010 represents the next big innovation in Tallahassee transit. Since the StarMetro brand was born three years ago, we have successfully redeveloped services for FAMU, FSU and TCC, while introducing new service to previously unreached areas, such as SouthWood and Killearn. In addition, we have added rider amenities like wireless internet access, smart farebox technologies and larger shelters with more comfortable benches. With nova2010, StarMetro will reach the next stage of its evolution. By decentralizing the current route structure, nova2010 will increase shuttle frequency at StarStops, reduce route redundancies and provide greater coverage around the city - catapulting StarMetro as a viable option for regional travel. before / after what can nova2010 do for you? .f Reduce Redundancy .f Reduce Travel Time 4- Reduce Carbon Footprint .f Increase On-Time Shuttle Service .f Increase Frequency (less wait between shuttles) ^Increase Opportunities for Regional Travel more information: Hotline: (850) 891-5283 Website: www.talgov.com/starmetro Email: nova201 Oproject@xxxxxxxxxx Facebook: www.facebook.com/nova201 Oproject Twitter: www.twitter.com/nova201 Oproject The new decentralized transit system allows you to get from point A to point B more easily by locating transfer points across the city rather than at a single central location. Gone are the days of having to go downtown to transfer routes at C.K. Steele Plaza. This will allow for quicker commutes as well as a higher-frequency of shuttles arriving at your favorite StarMetro stops. Come participate in our listening sessions to make your StarMetro system the best it can be. For details, please visit us online, follow us on Facebook, or call our hotline. before: Chub-ancl-spoke' route structure) after: One major transfer point where 95% of transfers occur 17% of average commute is waiting for the shuttle Redundancy: Up to 5 shuttle routes using same street Less efficient: More trips through neighborhoods Greater coverage: 5-13 transfer stations Shorter commutes and improved headways (10 minutes in between shuttles) More StarStops on major roads Stops focus on employment, shopping and recreational centers Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.