[tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Proposes New Express Service to SouthWood

  • From: Lynn Evans <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:09:46 -0400

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> From: "City of Tallahassee" <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: October 14, 2013 at 11:51:42 AM EDT
> To: <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Proposes New Express 
> Service to SouthWood
> City of Tallahassee News Release      
> Communications / City Hall / Tallahassee FL 32301 / 850.891.8533
> StarMetro Proposes New Express Service to SouthWood
> Red Hills Express Would Offer Greater Convenience to Commuters - Residents in 
> SouthWood may soon have a quicker and more direct way to travel between home 
> and downtown via StarMetro. Today, the transit agency announced plans to 
> combine portions of two of its existing routes serving the SouthWood area 
> into one direct route called the Red Hills Express. The proposed service 
> change, which goes before the City Commission on Oct. 23, would allow 
> customers to travel between the two major destinations in as little as 30 
> minutes with no transfer.
> In order to gain feedback from area residents and commuters on the proposed 
> express service, StarMetro planners will hold a public meeting on Thursday, 
> Oct. 17, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Shuster's Café, located at 4055 Esplanade Way.
> If approved by the City Commission, the new Red Hills Express, which includes 
> a stop on Magnolia Dr. near Governor's Square Mall, would begin on Monday, 
> Nov. 4.
> 'By combining the SouthWood portions of the Red Hills and Tall Timbers routes 
> that overlap, we can distribute our resources more efficiently,' said Ivan 
> Maldonado, director of StarMetro. 'As a result, we can provide a direct, 
> express route from SouthWood to downtown -- giving residents and commuters a 
> faster and more convenient service.'
> The Red Hills Express would offer a high level of service during the typical 
> travel times of commuters. The service would provide eight trips during the 
> day -- four trips during the morning and four trips during afternoon peak 
> travel times.
> With the proposed express service serving the SouthWood area, the existing 
> Red Hills and Tall Timbers routes would be combined into a single Tall 
> Timbers route. Proposed changes are available for viewing on the proposed 
> system map (PDF).
> For more information about StarMetro services, please call 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, 891-5564; Sandra Manning, 
> Utility Marketing, 891-6175; or Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 
> 891-8533

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