[tabi] Re: StarMetro Update

  • From: "Chip and Allie Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:41:32 -0400

Thank you Brian, for all of these, and for the updates.





From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Waterman, Brian
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:13 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] StarMetro Update


To all of TABI listserv members,


It has been a while since we have provided an update on our activities here
at StarMetro. It is our goal to make this a regular occurrence. 


1.       GoogleTransit - We are still working on providing this feature for
you. We ask for patience because it is a lengthy process. 

2.       Smart Phone applications - We are in the final testing stage of an
IPhone/IOS trip planner application. This app will provide trip planning and
should provide estimated time of arrival at a bus stop based on the real
time feed. An Android app should be released first quarter 2015. We are also
working with our vendor to have the data feeds available to third party
vendors for specialty apps. 

3.       Website Redesign - We are working to redesign our website to
incorporate upgrades to the Dial-A-Ride reservation system. The pages will
be re-formatted to be more compliant with screen reader devices. If there is
any content you would like to see on the website, please let us know. 

4.       Raised Letter/Braille Plates - We have received the final batch of
braille plates from the vendor. These plates should be installed by the end
of October. Once completed, we will re-inventory our system, fill in the
gaps with our spares, and start adding single route plates at transfer

5.       Bus Stop Policy - Planning Division staff is currently updating
StarMetro's bus stop policy to provide more clear direction on stop
placement, stop amenities, and stop design. The goal of the policy is to
provide more consistency at bus stops. By being more consistent in where a
stop is placed and designed, customer service is improved, the system
becomes more efficient, and a clear prioritization list is provided for stop

6.       Operations - Starting this Saturday, all operators will be given a
list of stops to announce on each route.  This includes weekday, week-ends,
nights and campus.

As always, feel free to email us directly if you have any specific comments
and concerns.

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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