[tabi] StarMetro Sales Tax Projects

  • From: "Waterman, Brian" <Brian.Waterman@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:54 +0000

TABI members,

The Sales Tax funds is divided into four 'pots' of money: City, County, 
General, and Economic Development. The bulk of the money is in the General Pot. 
The City and County get equal portions of the remaining funds with 12% going to 
Economic Development. StarMetro has 2 projects in the list. One is in the 
General Pot. The other is in the City Pot.

In the General Pot, StarMetro should receive $12.2 million for stop upgrades. 
About 1/3 will go towards constructing SuperStops (off-the street transfer 
points) where multiple routes currently or could potentially intersect. We are 
planning placing one in each quadrant. The remaining funds will be used to make 
every stop ADA compliant with amenities.

In the City Pot, StarMetro should receive $25 million to reconstruct C.K. 
Steele Plaza. While transit will be a key function of C.K. Steele Plaza, early 
discussions has the funds used to create a multi-story mixed use building with 
possibly the StarMetro administrative functions on the first floor. Other 
improvements could include technology upgrades to the Plaza, a ground floor 
restaurant, and other transit supportive uses. The Lynx terminal in downtown 
Orlando is a good example of what could be constructed at the Plaza. Regardless 
of what happens, the importance of Rev. Steele and the bus boycott will be 

If the Sales Tax extension is approved, we will keep you informed as these 
projects move forward.

Brian S. Waterman, AICP
Transit Planning Manager
Office: (850) 891-5564<tel:%28850%29%20891-5564>
Cell: (850) 339-9969<tel:%28850%29%20339-9969>

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