[tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Inviting Customers to Take a Seat

  • From: Lynn Evans <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:48:34 -0400

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> From: "City of Tallahassee" <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: July 23, 2013, 9:05:39 AM EDT
> To: <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Inviting Customers to 
> Take a Seat
> City of Tallahassee News Release      
> Communications / City Hall / Tallahassee FL 32301 / 850.891.8533
> StarMetro Inviting Customers to Take a Seat
> New seats are a perfect fit for smaller spaces - At the direction of the 
> Tallahassee City Commission and in response to customer requests, StarMetro 
> is installing a unique seating solution in areas where there is no room for 
> large benches or shelters. Simme Seats, a two-seater bench that fits on the 
> bus stop pole, are being installed at bus stops around Tallahassee.
> "In the Capital City, we should be able to provide our citizens -- who are 
> often elderly or children -- a place to sit and wait for the bus,' City 
> Commissioner Scott Maddox said. 'This is our first step in that direction.'
> StarMetro is among the first transit agencies in Florida to install this new 
> seating option. A total of 18 of the patented, dark blue seat pairs will be 
> installed at locations around the city, including Gaines Street, Bond 
> community and Miccosukee Road.
> The City Commission asked StarMetro to find affordable ways to increase 
> seating at City bus stops. A traditional bus stop shelter includes a cement 
> pad, a walled shelter, lighting, seats and meets accessibility requirements 
> at a cost of between $15,000 and $23,000. Purchased through a federal grant, 
> the new bus stop pole seats are only $618 each. They can be used in areas 
> where the City doesn't own the land or conditions don't allow enough room for 
> a covered shelter.
> There are four Simme Seats already in place at the following locations:
> Southbound on Macomb Street at Tennessee Street
> Eastbound on Tharpe Street at Colorado Street
> Eastbound on Tharpe Street at High Road
> Westbound on Miccosukee Road at Lee Avenue
> Fourteen additional locations will have seats installed in the coming months.
> 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: Ivan Maldonado, StarMetro Executive Director, 891-5200; or Carrie 
> Poole, Department of Communications, 891-8533

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