[tabi] Re: an idea for Nova 2010

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:26:33 -0500

There was a brief talk at the Monday meeting at the Lighthouse to use some type 
of tactile marker at the base of each bus stop sign to mark the signs position. 
Some type of raised marker on the sidewalk. 

Also there is a list of transfer points on the NOVA 2010 site now. 
Only two points hve audible signals. 
the link is:

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 2:21 PM
  Subject: [tabi] an idea for Nova 2010

  Hi all,

  I know this hasn't been discussed all that much, but one of the potential 
problems I see with nova 2010 is that a lot, if not all, of the bus stops will 
be relocating.  It seems likely that those who have memorized the locations of 
the current stops will have some difficulty in locating the new stops from just 
a text description.

  so, the idea I'd like to hear comment on, is how about use of the devices 
that I just posted a press release for, the SoundPost?  it looks to me if 
StarMetro, or someone, would purchase and install the base stations at the bus 
stops, and someone would buy and distribute for a nominal price the handheld 
units, these would do nicely for helping people locate the stop.

  the site isn't entirely clear on how they work, so I called the developer, 
and we spoke for a few minutes.  the base stations emit an I/R beam, and the 
hand helds vibrate or beep when you come within range.  you can then begin to 
move the handheld in a circle, aiming it at different directions, and you'll 
get a strong indication as to which direction the beam is coming from, plus a 
spoken identification of the type of installation the unit is placed at (it's 
any of 185 different, predefined, types such as "bus stop", "women's restroom", 
"government building", etc.).  they have a range of about 30 meters, or 90 feet.

  so, does anyone else think these things would be helpful for this project, 
and should we take this idea to StarMetro?




  Chip Orange
  Database Administrator
  Florida Public Service Commission

  (850) 413-6314

   (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

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