[tabi] Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro

  • From: "Sila Miller" <silam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:17:38 -0400

Evening All,
My list of questions is not in any particular order as yet. Please look it over and feel free to suggest other questions or share opinions as they pertain to NOVA2010. Thanks to William for obtaining some information about the map. As he says, "It has been that descriptions brings up more questions than answers, so here it is"
Communication clearly is the key and we need to go to this table prepared.

1) How will decentralization affect Dial-A-Ride patrons who don't live within 1/4 mile of the fixed bus route? 2) Have there been studies of high traffic routes and stops to try to keep them included in the decentralized project so as not to disenfranchise those who are disabled, elderly, have small children or in some other way not able to walk a longer distance? Examples of this would include the Malls, housing developments, grocery stores and the like. 3) Are you studying transfer points which necessitate people being required to cross busy or hard to cross intersections and helping to accommodate them? 4) Would you be willing to assist us in lobbying the legislators for the abolishment of "Right on Red" turns? 5) Have you studied the sidewalk situations or lack there of around high traffic areas? 6) Are there plans to announce, both (internally and externally) the bus number/route when it arrives at any given transfer point? 7) Are there plans to write a description of the routes i.e. which streets and directions it will travel as opposed to a graphical map? 8) Are there plans for a textual/written description for the location of each stop, (bench, sign or shelter)?
9) Who is your targeted  audience?

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