I absolutely agree with the "descriptive text" electronic document, on their web site so it can always be up-to-date, for each route, time tables, and suggesting various connections to get from/to popular destinations. this needs to include a list with detailed locations of each bus stop; after all, people can't use what they can't even locate (and so supporting Sila's other point of tactile markers on the sidewalks near bus stops). I'd also suggest gps locations for the bus stops. I'd like to add automated stop identification warnings (say 15 seconds), and announcements, so this isn't left to the driver. Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sila Miller Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 7:20 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: William Calling Hello William, First, thank you for taking our concerns back to the "powers that be" and for soliciting input from the disabled community. I think my number 1 concern is that some tactile indicators be placed in a uniform place in relation to the bus stop sign so no matter if a person reads braille, print or doesn't read, they can find the actual stop. Secondly, would be braille and raised letter signage identifying the bus stop signs themselves. Thirdly, but equally as important would be a word document explaining the routes (not a map) about where they go, with what routes they connect and the time tables. This is the way the "Ride Guide" used to be and it was wonderful. I'm sure there is more that will come to mind and I will email with it. Again, thank you. Take care, Sila ----- Original Message ----- From: blindwilly <mailto:blindwilly@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 11:58 AM Subject: [tabi] William Calling Greetings list, As you all know I am very committed to having as good a transportation system in Tallahassee as possible. At a recent meeting I was asked to get input from my fellow disable listers: what would be the suggestions you might have for an effective transportation system? This is just one more opportunity to make your voice heard. What is the Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative (ATCI)? ATCI is a one-year process designed to support systems change activities to improve accessible transportation options for people with disabilities We can have a voice and it has been proven in the past that they do listen to us. I invite you to offer your suggestions and I will carry them to the table. William Benjamin, Piano Tuner Extraordinaire. The tuner alone preserves the tone. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.