Hi all, In today's Democrat is an announcement from StarMetro in which they announce they have approximately $47000 in stimulus funding, which is to be used for projects which aid the disabled in transportation needs, and overcoming barriers, beyond the ADA. This is called the "New Freedom Program". Projects must be submitted to StarMetro by September 24th. for more information contact Andrea Rosser at StarMetro. personally, I find this announcement bewildering, since I've been hearing from a group of local blind activists who have been communicating with StarMetro on the needs of blind riders, that StarMetro has repeatedly said they do not have enough funds to put braille labels on all bus stops in the new Nova 2010 program. They have not once mentioned (to my knowledge), the existence of this program. In fact, I cannot find documentation on this program on their web site, and this is the first mention of it I've come across. I don't see how anyone can be expected to design and cost out a perspective project by September 24th. Chip Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.