[tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:17:35 -0400

thanks Sila, very nice!

I'd like to add:

can we get a downloadable file of gps points for all the bus stops?  I mean,
can it be kept up-to-date and be made downloadable.  I believe the county
has a GIS section doing this kind of work, and perhaps they and the city can
work together on this?

thanks.

Chip

 

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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Sila Miller
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:18 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro

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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