I'm sorry for being so touchy. Too many things in my life have made me a bit too sensitive. Look, you all should know that the measure passed the TAC unanimously. I know that some of you were hoping I would vote no, and those people probably hate me and will never talk to me again. As those present at the meeting can tell you, I have been asking tough questions. Well, believe it or not, I got some good responses. StarMetro went out and got the city engineers involved, and tonight we, the TAC, were told that the majority of the safety features would be brought on line before the NOVA 2010 plan comes on line. Even to the extent that 15 to 18 of the audible signals will be set up. Also, I brought up putting "NO RIGHT ON RED" designations at all of the transfer points. No solid answer there, but they did say they would look into what they could do. I can say this much for the NOVA 2010 process, that a year ago I don't think the city engineers would have been as open to working with mass transit as they are today. This process has got more people working together than ever before. Finally, I am very concerned that if we do not start making some changes, even the unpopular ones, towards decentralizing the bus system, that we will be left with a bus system in a few years that serves the students and not much else. What I don't want to do, is stop here. Mr. Garrison said to me, after being asked, that this is not an end to the changes, but a beginning. Your comments that Bruce Weaver and I took to the TAC and StarMetro, fueled the process of getting the city engineers involved. Now, keep the pressure on to continue to improve safety at all intersections. Maybe we can beat the Dangerous by design label Tallahassee has been stamped with, but we have a long way to go. Do not give up on me, I am trying the best I know, to not give up on you. Kevin Davis By the way, I found out that the implementation may be delayed yet even longer than December of this year by as much as three to eight months. _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sila Miller Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:13 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Saturday Mall idea Sorry if we were vicious, Kevin. Lets not stop thinking outside the box. I just don't want us to be limited. Say hello to Laurie and the kids. Sila ----- Original Message ----- From: daviska9 <mailto:daviska9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:44 AM Subject: [tabi] Saturday Mall idea So much for me trying to think out of the box. Sorry to have troubled you.