William, Thanks for mentioning Miccosukee Hills ; I had no idea it would not be served. some of the city's neediest people in terms of transportation live there. Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of blindwilly > Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:02 AM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] Re: from today's Democrat: StarMetro listening session > > Chip, > > So glad the city and Star Metro are having listening > sessions. Think about > an election where 51 percent of the public elect someone. > there is always > going to be the 49 percent that feel cheated. We have been > asking for a > grid system and more service to places like Capital Circle > routs and now we > are really getting it. Is it perfect? No, but it is still > going to be > better than what we have. I have lived in a city about > Tallahassee's size > that went threw this change and it did have it's growing > pains, but it came > out better in the end. > > These listening sessions are great. Erica has even got them > to change a > rout to make things easier for her and her children, by being > a part of it > all. Others have the chance to be a part of the solution, > and us in the > community need to be part of it all. > > Thanks for your part in letting all the information out and > you can count on > me to remember that under it all there is a little good. > > PS: two things we need to fight for is service to > Miccosukee Hills and the > Governors Square Mall. > > > William > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:04 AM > Subject: [tabi] from today's Democrat: StarMetro listening session > > > > October 7, 2009 > > Small group questions StarMetro about future > > By TaMaryn Waters > > DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER > > > > A small group of residents unloaded questions stitched with > curiosity > > and concern > > Tuesday during a listening session on StarMetro's proposal > to upgrade > > the current > > bus system. > > They asked questions such as, How will the city educate people with > > disabilities > > about the mound of changes? What will the bus schedule be? How many > > buses will be > > on each route? How many transfers will I have to take? > > The proposal, commonly called Nova 2010, is still in the > works, so some > > details are > > not firm, said Andrea Rosser, a StarMetro planner, during > the listening > > session at > > City Hall. > > The goals are to reduce the need to transfer at C.K. Steele Plaza, > > increase how often > > buses come to a stop and provide service in areas currently > lacking bus > > stops, such > > as Magnolia Drive and Orange Avenue. > > The plan currently identifies 11 routes, half of them high-frequency > > routes. Ten > > of those routes were changed based on previous feedback > from residents. > > "It's got to respond to a real person's daily life," Beth > Hollister, a > > resident of > > Myers Park, said of the changes. > > She doesn't ride the bus now, but she would if it were more > convenient. > > She said > > the current proposal primarily focuses on getting from > Point A to Point > > B, such as > > from going from home to work. > > Hollister said the plan needs to show how a rider can access other > > places. > > Rosser said the current plan would provide five to 13 places to > > transfer. > > Another concern was how some residents will need to walk > further to get > > to a bus > > stop, even though more buses will serve it. > > Others were concerned with the end of bus service to > Governor's Square > > mall. The > > new plan would put a stop on Governor's Square Boulevard, > which could > > make traveling > > profoundly difficult for people with disabilities if they are not > > dropped off closer > > to the mall. > > Rosser said the questions were valuable to the planning > process. More > > than 100 listening > > sessions, which will include law enforcement and specialty > groups, are > > slated before > > a firm plan is presented to the City Commission in February. > > She said. "No system is perfect, but the one we have now is > a dinosaur." > > Additional Facts > > Upcoming Public listening sessions: > > Thursday - From 7 to 8 p.m., Atkins Building, Koger Office > Center, 1320 > > Executive > > Center Drive. > > Oct. 14 - From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Leroy Collins Public > Library, 200 West > > Park Ave. > > Oct. 22 - From 5:30 to 7 p.m, Northeast Branch Library, > 5513 Thomasville > > Road. > > Oct. 27 - From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., > B.L. 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