I am afraid Star Metro is deadly serious about the 2010 plan. At the last show and tell a month ago Star Metro had 5 easels set up with maps of the city and blue and red dots representing old and new bus stops. For those who can't hear or don't have the time to pay them a visit there is the phone number or email address. ----- Original Message ----- From: Easy Talk To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 6:13 AM Subject: [tabi] Re: from today's Democrat: another Nova 2010 article Star Metro must not be very serious about this, How are you going to be able to hear what is being said at the plaza? Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: Daniel Ben Moshe To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:33 PM Subject: [tabi] Re: from today's Democrat: another Nova 2010 article I don't like the times of these sessions, I'm calling it right now, b/s. Because they must know that this is a serious issue for the visually impaired. common sense would tell them that most people during the first session will be getting ready for work, or at work when it takes place, and the second session is no better, because they know that again most will be getting off work, or still at work, when it also takes place. I'M not sure if these people really get it. Well... we have what we have, we will just have to get there some way, some how. I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant, Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe, B'ni Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If YHWH be Elohim, then serve him, with all of your heart. However, if Baal be your god, then serve him. As for me, and my house. We choose to serve YHWH! The late Bishop Joe O Patterson told a story long ago, when I was a small child. about the show down, between Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of Baal. He shared with us how Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead,and call their god first. Because they had a much larger program. He talked about how they had 450 participants to introduce. Elijah was so sure of YHWH, he with confidence said, that he only had one. Elijah also reminded them, that they had to drag their fake god up the mountain side on an ox cart. Elijah also announced to the world, that his Elohim would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly, you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you have prime time. I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best shot. Bishop Joe O Patterson A blessed memory 1963-1989 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:44 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] from today's Democrat: another Nova 2010 article This week is the time to voice concerns or questions about proposed bus stops in StarMetro's Nova2010 plan. Two listening sessions will allow riders to see maps of 738 bus stops, also known as "star stops." The first session will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday at C.K. Steele Plaza, followed by a second session from 4 to 6 p.m. The current system has 1,052 bus stops citywide. Nova2010, which is designed to create more routes that won't need to go through the downtown plaza, has 738 bus stops; 473 are currently in use. According to the city, the new stops are for routes that are not currently available, such as on portions of Orange Avenue and Blair Stone Road. StarMetro Executive Director Ron Garrison said the listening sessions are not a requirement. They are an extra step toward reaching out to riders, he said. "But if the customers have a better idea that better serves the public at no additional costs," Garrison said, referring to the stops, "we can incorporate those into the plan." The plan is slated to roll out in July 2011. Since it was revealed, some residents expressed concerns regarding the plan's impact on seniors and those with disabilities. The plan includes eliminating some routes, reducing trips throughout neighborhoods and changing the distance between stops from one-quarter mile to half a mile. "It's ridiculous," said Ollie Cue, a 75-year-old Tallahassee resident who's been riding the bus for six years.