[tabi] Re: Nova Plan

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:45:28 -0400

Well, regardless of what the state of the economy will turn out to be, I
only meant to suggest that we should ask about the funding of 39
signals.  is it available now, maybe if we get stimulus money, we could
start budgeting for it now and it would be done in 5 years?  I only
wanted to ask StarMetro what they had in mind, or if they had
investigated funding at all.  I wouldn't want to find out that this
compromise that everyone is hanging their hat on, turns out not to be
fundable for 5 years.

judging from the way it was described, this sounded like Sam having an
idea and calling William up with it; it doesn't sound like one where he
took the time to confirm 39 signals could be done, so it's worth asking.
it's only a question after all.

Chip





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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 Lynn Evans
> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 4:35 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Nova Plan
> 
> Oh gloom & doom
> 
> There is all kinds of reports on NPR about the recession or 
> what ever you 
> call the thing is over and things will start getting better. 
> That is except 
> for the people going back to work. This is always the last to 
> recover after 
> a downturn.
> You must be getting your news reports from Fox News.
> 
> I was referring to the stimulus money that is going around.
> 
> Just my thoughts.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Blackjack" <misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 3:44 PM
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Nova Plan
> 
> 
> > When was that told. I don't think there is now. The State 
> of Florida says
> > they are going to have to deal with almost 3 billion dollar 
> short fall. If
> > you don't think this is not going to impact the city and 
> county budget and
> > transportations budget think again. We still have the worst 
> a head of us 
> > in
> > this as they call it a economic down turn. Down turn is not 
> even going to
> > begin to describe what is going to happen in the near 
> future. It is going 
> > to
> > be a full blown Depression. I don't like it but I am sure 
> they are going 
> > to
> > try and budget a lot of the short fall on the back of 
> employees. They are
> > also going to cut things to the core watch what I tell you. 
> Audio signals
> > yes will be nice but getting them in this economy don't 
> think it is coming
> > any time soon. Just my thoughts.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Blackjack
> > misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> > Behalf
> > Of blindwilly
> > Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 2:12 PM
> > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Nova Plan
> >
> > Chip,
> >
> > I can tell you that on two of the three times I have 
> requested audible
> > signals, they were put in within less than a day, so the 
> money is coming
> > from somewhere.   Also one time when I was talking with traffic 
> > engineering,
> >
> > I was told to just let them know if we need another audible 
> signals, 
> > because
> > there is plenty of money in the budget.
> >
> > William
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 1:48 PM
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Nova Plan
> >
> >
> >> It's a good point Blackjack.  a good follow-on question 
> would be how
> >> much money is needed for 39 audible signals, and where is it coming
> >> from?  is it something that will actually happen "as time and money
> >> permit" or something along those lines?
> >>
> >> 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 Blackjack
> >>> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 1:24 PM
> >>> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> Subject: [tabi] Re: Nova Plan
> >>>
> >>> I think the audio thing is great. I just don't know if it
> >>> will have the
> >>> money in the budget for this. These things cost a lot of
> >>> money. Just some
> >>> thoughts to ponder.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Blackjack
> >>> misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> >>> Of blindwilly
> >>> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 1:11 PM
> >>> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> Subject: [tabi] Nova Plan
> >>>
> >>> Greetings,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> In view of the entire goings on, I thought I would write a
> >>> little on what is
> >>> happening with the NOVA new bus schedule.   As many of you
> >>> know, not only
> >>> did Sam Scheib come to our TCB meeting, but he brought the
> >>> entire team to
> >>> put down rumors and take suggestions for the new plan.   What
> >>> follows is
> >>> what I can think of now, but there will be lots more to come.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> With MiccosukeeHills,, I made the suggestion that they 
> compromise and
> >>> instead of stopping on the road, where there is a ditch, and
> >>> driving all
> >>> threw the complex,at least pulling into the parking lot where
> >>> folks could
> >>> come and meat the bus.   He immediately thought that 
> would be a good
> >>> suggestion for a compromise.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I also asked about the governors Square Mall, I pointed out
> >>> that just by
> >>> virtue that there is handicapped parking up close to the
> >>> building, that the
> >>> state and federal government know the danger of walking threw
> >>> un controlled
> >>> traffic.   Again he said he would take that to heart and had
> >>> his secretary
> >>> write it down.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> After Sam left our meeting he called and told us that he had
> >>> been working on
> >>> our suggestions and had one of his own.   He is per 
> posing putting in
> >>> audible signals at every place where there is a transfer 
> that requires
> >>> crossing the street.   Folks, this amounts to sum 39 audible
> >>> signals and I
> >>> think it is something to be commended.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> You all know that White Cane Days is coming up on Thursday
> >>> and Sally and my
> >>> Tallassee chapter of Lions are going to be out in forse.  
>  We will be
> >>> carrying signs at Magnolia and call, as well as Capital
> >>> Circle and Mahan.
> >>> We will have sleep shades for members and others to use to
> >>> cross the street
> >>> and I have plenty of white canes for them to experience.
> >>> Sam's public
> >>> relations person along with our Lions president, Ray Maloy
> >>> will be inviting
> >>> the media.   They have already contacted the police
> >>> department and they have
> >>> shown a willingness to work with Star Metro on traffic issues.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I think this new bus plan has left us with a great
> >>> opportunity to get some
> >>> concessions before we are left behind.   It has come after
> >>> years of hard
> >>> work and you our blind citizens are the ones to thank.
> >>> Please let us all
> >>> know if you hear any new news on this subject and we will all
> >>> be working
> >>> together, rather than pulling against each other.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> PS, Sam and his team will be back to TCB after the first of
> >>> the year and
> >>> staying as partners in this.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> William
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> William Benjamin, Piano Tuner Extraordinaire.
> >>> The tuner alone preserves the tone.
> >>>
> >>>
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