[tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:01:42 -0400

well, the number of routes per say are down, but the frequency of buses
running those routes is way up, so the number of miles run is probably
the same.

just a guess.

Chip





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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Atkins
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:57 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro
> 
> I think they might be trying to save on gas by that?
> 
> But I think the transit could become the most popular thing 
> in town if they 
> had a lot more buses and urbanized the whole town in that way 
> by stopping 
> every where like crazy.
> 
> People would jump on the bus just to ride a couple of blocks 
> over to do 
> anything and everything and,
> 
> many just for the joy of taking a bus ride and possibly 
> meeting, on board,
> 
> some one they never met before.
> 
> It seems like they only want business callers on board.
> 
> I guess maybe that is just to industrious of a thought for 
> the territory, 
> but,
> 
> it would make those bus drivers a lot more important to 
> everyone here, 
> children and all!
> 
> Run Run Run!
> 
> Let's city up Tallahassee!
> 
> Charles
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "blindwilly" <blindwilly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:28 PM
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro
> 
> 
> > Chip,
> >
> > Actually,   In fact I am not saying not to ask questions, 
> it is just that 
> > we should deal with the program at hand.   I have many 
> questions relating 
> > to the bus system, but right now we have to deal with the 
> routes.   In 
> > fact I have a lot of questions about the possible coming 
> suggestions like: 
> > why cut from 30 some bus routs to 11; is it just to save 
> money and lesson 
> > availability?
> >
> > Stay in tune,
> >
> > William
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:19 PM
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro
> >
> >
> >> if bus stop announcements should not be part of this 
> process, can we at
> >> least ask for a meeting to discuss transit issues not 
> directly related to
> >> the Nova2010 plan?
> >>
> >> thanks.
> >>
> >> Chip
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> >> Behalf
> >> Of blindwilly
> >> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:35 PM
> >> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: [tabi] Re: Questions for the Decentralization of StarMetro
> >>
> >> Sila,
> >>
> >> I don't think right on red and bus stop announcements are 
> part of this
> >> discussion.   Yes they are very important, but lets keep 
> the discussion 
> >> on
> >> target.   we all do want those things, but if we spread 
> our selves too 
> >> thin,
> >>
> >> then we won't accomplish any thing.
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Sila Miller" <silam
> >>
> >> William
> >>
> >> @earthlink.net>
> >> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:17 PM
> >> 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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