[tabi] Re: NOVA 2010 Plan My take

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:53:52 -0400

thanks Lynn.

for anyone wishing to email StarMetro about this, the email listed in the
powerPoint slides seems to have been mangled.  I believe the correct address
to be:


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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Lynn Evans
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 6:33 PM
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Subject: [tabi] NOVA 2010 Plan My take

I am not sure I can add much to what Sally has already said, but let me try.
I feel comfortable in letting you know that all the concerns expressed on
TABI were left at the meeting this past Monday at the Senior Center. There
was a husband and wife there and they just about covered everything for the
rest of us. 
Points that were brought up:
With the implementation date of August 2010 it is already a done deal
Changes have been made in the plan already and if the date needs to be
changed it will. 
The couple had made a suggestion to improve the route closer to where they
live and Star Metro changed the route. 
It looks to me like riders will give up bus stops closer to home to get
service that will run more frequently. 
Businesses such as the Malls may be asked to provide added sidewalks to
their front doors. This was my take on what was said. 
There was a discussion about the arrogance of Star Metro to think they knew
where riders lived. The concern was getting the busses close enough to
living areas for seniors and people with disabilities. It was pointed out
that blind people live all over the city.  
This is my concern or I should say our concern. I may have to walk down to
the street where I live to get the bus. However my neighbor is just not
going to make with the legs this person has. 
We expressed a need to get the power point presentation in an accessible
format along with details on the new changes.  
Stay tuned for the meeting place near you. 
The next meeting is Monday September 28 at the Senior Center from 11:30 to
Star metro will be at the next ACB meeting in October.
Also Star Metro will come out to the Miccosukee Hills Apartments on
Wednesday, October 14 but I don't have the time yet. 
Cstar metro

nova 2010


the nova2010 mission objective.


Nova2010 represents the next big innovation in Tallahassee transit. Since
the StarMetro brand was born three years ago, we have successfully
redeveloped services for FAMU, FSU and TCC, while introducing new service to
previously unreached areas, such as SouthWood and Killearn. In addition, we
have added rider amenities like wireless internet access, smart farebox
technologies and larger shelters with more comfortable benches.
With nova2010, StarMetro will reach the next stage of its evolution. By
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coverage around the city - catapulting StarMetro as a viable option for
regional travel.
before / after
what can nova2010 do for you?

.f Reduce Redundancy
.f Reduce Travel Time
4- Reduce Carbon Footprint
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The new decentralized transit system allows you to get from point A to point
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One major transfer point where 95% of transfers occur 17% of average commute
is waiting for the shuttle Redundancy: Up to 5 shuttle routes using same
street Less efficient: More trips through neighborhoods

Greater coverage: 5-13 transfer stations Shorter commutes and improved
headways (10 minutes in between shuttles) More StarStops on major roads
Stops focus on employment, shopping and recreational centers

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