Thanks Lynn! On 8/10/10, Lynn Evans <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > FYI > Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Completes Draft Bus > Stop Analysis for Decentralization > > > > StarMetro Completes Draft Bus Stop Analysis for Decentralization > Now Open for Public Input on the Proposed Nova2010 Bus Stop Locations > > After a thorough bus stop analysis with a consultant and citizen/bus > operator group, which took place over the summer, StarMetro has released the > preliminary bus stop locations for Nova2010, the route decentralization > project approved by the City Commission last spring. > > In order to gain feedback on the proposed bus stop locations, > StarMetro staff will hold a public meeting on Thursday, August 12, from 7 to > 10 a.m. in C.K. Steele Plaza. Members of the public who cannot attend this > meeting on August 12 may view the bus stop location maps online and email > feedback to nova2010project@xxxxxxxxxx or starmetro@xxxxxxxxxx and/or call > StarMetro's main office at 850-891-5200. > > Currently, StarMetro utilizes 1,052 bus stops spread out across the > City of Tallahassee. Most of these bus stops are fairly close to one > another, less than a quarter of a mile. > > "Of the 286 eliminated bus stops, most would be eliminated under the > Nova2010 system due to proximity," said Ron Garrison, Executive Director of > StarMetro. "Many of our bus stops are simply too close to one another." > > According to the preliminary bus stop analysis, the Nova2010 > decentralized system would utilize 766 bus stops. Of these 766 bus stops, > 478 currently exist in today's system, and 288 are brand-new bus stops. > These new bus stops would be placed along corridors that are not served > today and that would be served in the Nova2010 system - corridors, such as > North Monroe Street, Magnolia Drive, Capital Circle NE/SE and portions of > Orange Avenue and Blair Stone Road. Most of the Nova2010 bus stops would be > placed within 3/10 of a mile from one another and at major intersections and > trip generators. > > "This draft bus stop analysis took quite a while to complete, but with > the help of the consultant and the citizen/bus operator group and with > support from the Transit Advisory Committee, we are ready to release this > information," said Ron Garrison, executive director of StarMetro. "We hope > to get good feedback and suggestions from the public so that we can move > forward with implementing Nova2010." > > StarMetro's Nova2010 route decentralization project aims to take the > current downtown oriented route structure and break apart each route to > create a more grid-like route structure with routes running from north to > south and east to west, many bypassing downtown's C.K. Steele Plaza. > > For more information, please call StarMetro's main office at > 850-891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro. For additional project updates, > please call the Nova2010 hotline at 850-891-5283 or email > nova2010project@xxxxxxxxxxx Citizens may also follow updates on Facebook at > Facebook.com/starmetrotransit and Twitter at @starmetro_ . > > CONTACT > Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Administrator, 891-5564; or Heather > Teter, StarMetro Marketing Specialist, 891-5206 > > > Click here to update your information and email preferences > > > Powered by: > ImarcsGroup.com > > > -- Lighthouse of the Big Bend Guiding People Through Vision Loss 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org 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.