[tabi] Re: Your opinions needed from StarMetro

  • From: "Chip and Allie Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:27:17 -0500

On point #1, I'd like to suggest that places which employ the largest
numbers of blind people (such as the office parks and FSU) should be
considered as high priority for braille labeling.


Also, places which are likely to be popular destinations (shopping malls,
grocery stores, etc., the Lighthouse) should also have their stops
considered as high priority.





Chip Orange


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Subject: [tabi] Your opinions needed from StarMetro


Hi everyone. Brian Waterman with StarMetro asked if I could help out with
getting opinions and/or a consensus from the blind community about the
following items by this Friday, 3/1. In addition to posting on TABI, feel
free to send your comments directly to Brian at Brian.Waterman@xxxxxxxxxx . 


1.         FTA funding has now been approved to proceed with installing the
braille signage at bus stops! It is logical to begin installing them in the
areas where the bus routes intersect. What other areas and stops do you see
as a priority, and why? 



2.         So far, the City and StarMetro have installed audible signals/APS
at 10 out of the 15 intersections that were identified as being "high
priority." The rest are still in the works. A change to the priority list
(see attached list) has been requested. When the list was originally
created, it was determined that an audible signal/APS at Adams St. and
Tennessee St. was of high priority. Since then, several of the buses have
been re-routed to go into the transfer plaza, decreasing the necessity for
riders to walk in the vicinity to make their transfers. It is being
recommended that the Adams and Tennessee intersection be dropped to a lower
priority. Instead, it is being recommended that the city proceed with
installation of audible signals/APS at the two following intersections
(already listed as a high priority): a) Mahan Dr. and Magnolia Dr. and b)
Seventh Ave. and Monroe St. (near the Senior Center). 


Please weigh in on each of these topics. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!



Evelyn Worley, COMS, CVRT
Assistant Director
Lighthouse of the Big Bend
(850) 942-3658 x203
Fax (850) 942-4518

Lighthouse of the Big Bend "Guiding People Through Vision Loss"
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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