Don't know why tax payers money doesn't warrant there being a perfect bus system, subway was so made more than, or, nearly a hundred years ago?
To add,this is Florida's capital City!Once you reach the trains you are safe from rain, and some other bedaunting conditions.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Beth" <thebluesisloose@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 2:10 PMSubject: [tabi] Re: from today's Democrat: Lack of quorum stalls vote on bus changes
This is interesting. They need a route into Governor's Square Mall because how the heck can a blind person effectively do this? I mean, like, going to the mall? Also, Dial-a-wait (dial-a-ride) is prioritizing travel routes for us who don't do doc appointments and the like, so how are we to get to places like the mall and do so safely?Beth----- Original Message ----- From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date sent: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:53:34 -0500 Subject: [tabi] from today's Democrat: Lack of quorum stalls voteon bus changesJanuary 22, 2010Lack of quorum stalls vote on bus changes By TaMaryn Waters DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITERThe city of Tallahassee's Transit Advisory Committee, acitizen-advisoryboard, couldn't vote on StarMetro's proposed Nova 2010 plan Thursday night sinceitdidn't have a quorum. A special meeting is now set for Thursday so the committee canvote onwhether to support the plan, which includes changes in how the city's bussystemoperates. StarMetro planners will use the vote as a guide for finishing a draftreport andmap, which has had eight revisions since August. It's slated to go beforethe CityCommission in March. During Thursday's meeting, several concerns were brought up bycommitteemembers and riders. Those include safety, particularly when crossing busy intersections, the elimination of a route into Governor's Square mall and a needformore audible signals. "The safety concerns are riding over everything," Kevin Davis, a committee member and StarMetro rider, said. Davis said he supports some of the proposals, but he said thesafetyconcerns are "overwhelming" compared to the plan's benefits. Owen McCaul, a bus rider, agreed, especially since the new planhas 39transfer points but only two audible signals, which he says are helpful forpeople withdisabilities. "I really feel like they are not giving adequate attention to thesafetyconcerns," McCaul said. Sam Scheib, a senior StarMetro planner, said the plan, which isdesignedto decentralize the bus system, would create bus-transfer spots across townrather thanrun all routes through the C.K. Steele Plaza. It would increase the number ofbusescoming to a bus stop during peak hours, and it would reduce routes in someareas.He said planners are looking into safety and logistical issues.Thedraft has been changed several times as a result of input from riders. Forexample,service to Trojan Trail was added instead of backtracking on Conner Boulevard, anda "looproute" was divided into two different routes in an effort to increaseconnectivitybetween the south side and Lake Jackson areas. Some riders were worried about the lack of sidewalks at some oftransferpoints. Scheib said the city is working on that, although he couldn'tguaranteethey'd be complete by nova2010's target launch in December. As for a route into Governor's Square mall, Scheib said it wouldcost$46,000 per year. He said the plan must remain "cost neutral." "If we can get Governor's Square mall to pay for it, then we cando it,"he said. Or, Scheib said, some other service will be affected. Check out the TABI resource web page atand please make suggestions for new material.freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABIif you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through theand 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.
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