[tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:30:09 -0500

Dear William,

I thought that was true, but that does not appear to be the case at Mahan and 
Capital Circle.  If this is so, it needs to be lengthened a few more seconds.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: blindwilly 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 7:04 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together


  When ever a audible signal goes in, they program it to have a longer walk 
cycle when the button is pressed.   I learned this from working with the 
traffic control.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Darla J. Rogers 
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:45 PM
    Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

    Don't forget to remind them that roads like Meridian--a state highway and 
Apalachee Parkway are basically not navigable because there are only 
ditches--not a safe place for a blind pedestrian  to wait for buses, but I 
don't see the city doing anything about sidewalks on Apalachee any time soon.

    Also, I believe this issue would have to go to the city engineer--wherever 
there are audible signals, the "walk cycle" needs to be lengthened--at least at 
intersections like Mahan Drive and Capital Circle).


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Chip Orange 
      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 12:00 PM
      Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

      Yes, Kevin, I too would appreciate it if you would provide a summary at 
the public meetings, of the issues raised here.

      thank you.



      Chip Orange
      Database Administrator
      Florida Public Service Commission

      (850) 413-6314

       (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of daviska9
        Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:57 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together

        This is the first I've heard from anyone concerning my post.  What I am 
offering to do, as a member of the City Commissions Transportation Advisory 
Committee, is to present a consolidated statement from this group to that 
board.  This will be added to the results of the working group planned for 
January, that will also include discussions on all of the topics listed.  I 
will not present this unless I have a green light from the members of this 
group.  I am not stating my views, but those of the TABI/Blind community.


                  Y'all let me know what you want to do.  I would recommend 
doing it soon so the statement can be read and added to other materials for the 
TAC to review.




        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darla J. Rogers
        Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:22 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Bringing all the issues together


        Dear Kevin,


        That would probably be a good idea, but some may think something like 
you are stating, might be slanted.  I actually believe Star Metro understands 
the problems very well; it is the other city departments who need to get on the 
same page to get the APS's, sidewalks, better lighting, etc., and we should 
probably make our views known by addressing the city commissioners, Mayor 
Marks, city manager, etc.





          ----- Original Message ----- 

          From: daviska9 

          To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

          Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 1:09 PM

          Subject: [tabi] Bringing all the issues together


          Good Afternoon All, 

             I have been monitoring the discussions for and against NOVA 2010, 
first through Laurie, and now I have joined TABI.  I wonder if some of you 
would be willing to help me get all of the points, both pro and con, put 
together in one posting.  I will then forward that to the Transportation 
Advisory Committee(TAC), of which I am a part.  The TAC is very interested in 
the safety issues involved, and have been reviewing these even before NOVA 2010 
was presented to us.

             We are a part of the city commission, and not a part of StarMetro. 
 We are due to make a recommendation one way or the other to the commission 
after the first of the year, and I want to make sure all of the information 
that can be is put on the table. 

          I may not be perfect, but I am trying to be neutral and represent the 
interests if the visually impaired on the TAC.  

          You should know that the new system provides Laurie and I with some 
VERY positive benefits.  That interest is only one piece that I present to the 
TAC. If you are willing, a consolidated list of your views would be very 
helpful to me.  Let me know what you think.  

          There is a little known "be attitude"  Blessed be the flexible, for 
they will bend and not breakJ.  


          Hope to hear from you all soon

          Kevin Davis


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