[tabi] Re: StarMetro pilot trolley

  • From: "Shelley Sawyer" <seabelle913@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:33:55 -0400

I am totally with you on this one, Chip. 

Shelley Sawyer 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip and Allie Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:35 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: StarMetro pilot trolley

  Hi all,


  Those of you who live in the city may wish to call the city commission on 
this.  This trolley is estimated to cost $120000 per year, while the riders 
will pay nothing.  Why do riders of StarMetro have to pay$1.25, while those who 
party on Friday and Saturday nights get to ride for free?  And does this really 
qualify as providing mass transit to our citizens, or is this just an obvious 
attempt to increase the business done by a handful of local bars/restaurants?  
I think the city has a lot  more responsibilities to help the people who need 
it, before spending this money on a party bus (and don't be put off by the 
claim this is a "public private partnership"; ask them to specify how much 
public money is going to this).





  From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Chip Orange
  Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:49 AM
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [tabi] StarMetro pilot trolley




  June 20, 2013

  CONTACT:         Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Manager, 891-5564; or

                  Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533


  StarMetro Hosts Public Meetings for Midtown-Downtown Trolley

  Pilot Project Would Connect Midtown, Downtown and Gaines Street Areas


  Ever wish you could hop between Midtown, Downtown and Gaines Street on Friday 

  without needing your car? Well, StarMetro may soon have an option for you.

  Today, the transit agency announced that it will be hosting two public 
meetings to

  gain feedback on a proposed Midtown-Downtown trolley. The first public 
meeting will

  take place on

  Tuesday, June 25, from 4 - 6 p.m.

  at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Office, located at 1029 Thomasville 
Road. The

  second public meeting will take place on Thursday, June 27, from 6 - 8 p.m.

  at the Council on Culture and Arts building, located at 816 S. MLK Jr. 

  "The goal of these public meetings is two-fold," said Ivan Maldonado, 
director of

  StarMetro. "One, we want to introduce this concept of a trolley serving our 

  nighttime leisure areas, and, two, we want to gain some insight from area 

  and local business owners about how this trolley service would best serve 
their transportation


  The proposed trolley service would be FREE to customers and would travel 
along Thomasville

  Road, Sixth Avenue, Monroe Street and Gaines Street. It would serve major 

  such as the Wine Loft, Hotel Duval, Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill, All Saints 

  and College Town, which is expected to be completed sometime this fall. The 

  hours of operation would be 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. 
The route

  would run every 20 minutes.

  "The goal of this trolley loop is to support our local Midtown, Downtown and 

  Street area businesses," said City Commissioner Nancy Miller, lead 
commissioner on

  the City's Long Range Planning target issue committee. "The trolley will add 
a fun

  and convenient way to make it easy for customers to move safely from one area 

  another.  This is a public-private partnership between the City of 
Tallahassee, the

  Downtown Improvement Authority and the Midtown Merchants Association."

  The proposed route would cost $120,000/annually.

  For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro's main 

  at 891-5200 or visit


  . Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook 



  or following the organization on Twitter at




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