[tabi] StarMetro call for projects for the disabled

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:36:21 -0400

Hi all,

In today's Democrat is an announcement from StarMetro in which they announce
they have approximately $47000 in stimulus funding, which is to be used for
projects which aid the disabled in transportation needs, and overcoming
barriers, beyond the ADA.  This is called the "New Freedom Program".

Projects must be submitted to StarMetro by September 24th.  for more
information contact Andrea Rosser at StarMetro.

personally, I find this announcement bewildering, since I've been hearing
from a group of local blind activists who have been communicating with
StarMetro on the needs of blind riders, that StarMetro has repeatedly said
they do not have enough funds to put braille labels on all bus stops in the
new Nova 2010 program.  They have not once mentioned (to my knowledge), the
existence of this program.

In fact, I cannot find documentation on this program on their web site, and
this is the first mention of it I've come across.  I don't see how anyone
can be expected to design and cost out a perspective project by September


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