[tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Completes Draft Bus Stop Analysis for Decentralization

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:41:08 -0400

Thanks Lynn!

On 8/10/10, Lynn Evans <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
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