[tabi] Re: proposed StarMetro/Dial-a-Ride changes coming before city commission Wednesday

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:31:17 -0500

Hi again,


Below is Brian's response to my request for a summary of what's coming
up before the city commission:


From: Waterman, Brian [mailto:Brian.Waterman@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:49 AM



The agenda item on Wednesday really focused on two key changes:
SouthWood and the Holiday Service. The SouthWood change is the exact
same proposal we discussed back in October with the exception of their
being 10 trips a day to address the midday concerns. The holiday change
is have consistency in what we offer with all holidays operating at a
Sunday service level. This only affect three days out of the year and
the holiday ridership supports this change. 


The other aspect is to let the Commissioners know we are going back to
the public to take comments on another round of changes. These public
meetings would take place in early January. More information should be
available next week on when and where these meetings will take place. 


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> 





From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Chip and Allie Orange
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 9:37 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] proposed StarMetro/Dial-a-Ride changes coming before
city commission Wednesday


Hi all,


Thanks to John Plescow, he's pointed out that StarMetro has an item for
the upcoming city agenda on Wednesday, where they seem to be requesting
route and service changes.  As far as we know, StarMetro has made no
public announcement or explanation of their upcoming request (recall
after their last public discussion of this issue they withdrew their
proposed changes to be re-worked).


I've written them asking for a textual explanation (there are some maps
attached to the agenda item, but they aren't clear as to the changes).


John notes "holiday" service is being proposed to be changed to be the
same as "Sunday" service, and he  believes this may apply to Dial-a-Ride
as well.


He also believes that they are removing the route which runs directly
from Southwood up Capitol Circle to NE Tallahassee, along with other
route changes, and reductions in the number of times the buses run on 

various routes.


I would suggest if you have any strong feelings on these issues that you
may wish to wait perhaps until this evening for an official explanation
from StarMetro, and if we don't end up with any, then I'd write the city
commission based on John's understanding of things, to express your




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