[tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Extends Weekday Service

  • From: Lynn Evans <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 18:11:24 -0400

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> From: "City of Tallahassee" <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: May 7, 2013, 2:23:00 PM EDT
> To: <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Extends Weekday Service
> City of Tallahassee News Release      
> Communications / City Hall / Tallahassee FL 32301 / 850.891.8533
> StarMetro Extends Weekday Service
> More Opportunities to Travel Later in the Evening - Starting today, many 
> customers using StarMetro can look forward to more service in the evenings. 
> Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded the transit 
> agency with a service development grant to extend a majority of its weekday 
> service until 8 p.m. Currently, StarMetro operates a weekday service that is 
> comprised of 12 routes that run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a nighttime service 
> that consists of six routes that run from 7 to 10 p.m.
> "Adding an extra hour of service on the majority of our weekday routes is 
> part of an ongoing commitment to make StarMetro a convenient and effective 
> way to move about Tallahassee," said Ivan Maldonado, director of StarMetro. 
> "Our customers have asked for extended service, and we are pleased to be able 
> to address that demand."
> StarMetro will take a phased-in approach to extending nine of its 12 weekday 
> routes. Today, the Dogwood and San Luis routes will begin running their newly 
> extended schedules with the Forest route running its new schedule on June 3. 
> The Azalea, Big Bend, Canopy, Evergreen, Gulf and Moss routes will begin 
> running their new schedules on August 24, just in time for the new school 
> year. These nine weekday routes were chosen and prioritized due to their 
> anticipated ridership demands.
> 'I am proud of StarMetro for their continued efforts to find ways to improve 
> our transit system,' said City Commissioner Nancy Miller, lead commissioner 
> on the City's Long Range Planning target issue committee. 'The extension of 
> the weekday service will prove to be a huge benefit to our students and those 
> who work later in the evening as they can now be assured that StarMetro will 
> be there to take them home after their evening classes or shifts.'
> For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro's main 
> office at 891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro. Other ways to view 
> information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at 
> Facebook.com/starmetrotransit or following the organization on Twitter at 
> Twitter.com/ridestarmetro.
> Contact: Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Manager, 891-5564; or Heather 
> Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533

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