[tabi] Fwd: Braille signage at bus stops

  • From: Lynn Evans <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:04:43 -0500


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> From: "Scheib, Samuel" <Samuel.Scheib@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: December 7, 2012, 1:59:10 PM EST
> To: 'Lynn Evans' <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: Braille signage at bus stops
> Hi Lynn,
> I am glad to hear from you.  With Ron leaving I would say anything currently 
> in the works will stay in the works because I imagine the search for a new 
> director will take some time and in the meanwhile Ivan Moldonado will not 
> want to change course on our activities.  We are still waiting to see if our 
> request for equivalent facilitation will be approved and nothing will happen 
> with the Braille plates until that time.
> Concrete slabs are called boarding and alighting areas (B&A).  B&As are not a 
> Ron initiative but rather an ADA requirement.  We have our 30 year plan ready 
> and has been accepted by FDOT and that will continue apace.  There is no 
> movement on wi-fi but the AVL (seeing the bus on a map) is almost ready.  We 
> can use it now and testing is almost finished.
> The electric bus is moving along just fine.  We have three on the lot and 
> expect to begin what we call shadow service in a month or so, in which an 
> electric bus will follow behind a regular bus “shadowing” on a regular route 
> without being entirely on its own.  During shadow service the quick charge 
> station will be constructed in the plaza.  It can do a complete charge in 10 
> minutes, but because the charge is good for 40 miles and we have no routes 
> that go near that far the charge will be more like 5 minutes.  The details 
> will be worked out during shadow service.  Once the station is complete we 
> will put three buses in service.  By then we might have the other two on 
> order.  Our goal is to have all of Canopy run by electric buses.
> Please let me know if you have any more questions.
> Sincerely,
> Sam
> From: Lynn Evans [mailto:austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 5:03 PM
> To: Scheib, Samuel
> Subject: Braille signage at bus stops
> Hello Sam:
> After hearing of Ron Garrison’s departure from Star Metro the blind community 
> or those representing themselves on the TABI mailing list need some 
> reassurance that progress will continue to be made with the bus system. I 
> recall some of the improvements I heard wile viewing the city commission 
> meeting a wile back.  improved bus stops with concrete slabs, more WE-FI on 
> more busses , a location system to let passengers waiting for buses know 
> where on the route the next bus is.
> Could you let me know how the Braille signage is progressing so I can pass it 
> along on TABI.  
> What is holding up implementing the electric bus service?
> what is the ratio of charging time and run time for the electric buses?
> Have you herd if the city commissioners have set a date for a workshop to 
> discuss Star Metro’s “wish list”?

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