[tabi] Re: major change proposed for TDC coordinator

  • From: "carl mccoy" <cmcoy09@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:15:22 -0400

Coleen Roland  works for Tallahassee planning department and over sees the 
transportation disadvantaged contract. Star Metro claims that it actually cost 
them more than they receive for the coordination contract. Apparently the over 
head for them is out of sight.  Carl 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:51 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: major change proposed for TDC coordinator

  Thanks Carl for letting us know about this!

  If a private contractor could really do it for about half, then I don't 
understand why you might think StarMetro wouldn't want to renew their contract? 
 This would seem to be quite a money-maker for them, so is there some other 
reason why they wouldn't want to do it (that you could at least guess at)?

  Also, can you tell me who Coleen Roland works for?




  Chip Orange
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  Florida Public Service Commission

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    From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of carl mccoy
    Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:44 AM
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [tabi] major change proposed for TDC coordinator

    At the meeting of the transportation disadvantaged coordinating board this 
    Coleen Roland  proposed we vote on canceling our contract with Star Metro 
as our
    administrative agency in January 201.  The rational was that it would save 
    that could be used for rides.
    Currently the administrative cost with Star Metro is approximately 280 
    out of a budget of 1.3 Million. She estimated by going to a private 
contractor we
    could save half of  that.
    Anyway this was so unexpected and in fact it was not even on the agenda, a 
    of us objected, and insisted that we have more time to study the issue, it 
was delayed
    until next Wednesday for a special meeting of the board at 4  o'clock.
    This may be a good plan particularly if it increases the rides available, 
but we
    need to think this through carefully.
    Next Wednesday will not be a public meeting, but in the mean time I welcome 
any ideas
    or input from all of you. Simply post it to TABI.
    I should add if the contract is terminated in January, they propose Big 
Bend as the
    coordinator or administrator until an RFP can be developed for bids from 
    providers, that would be implemented in July of 2010
    I am sure is confusing to you as it is to me, but apparently it has already 
    discussed with city officials and Star Metro, and it is probably a done 
deal, since
    Star Metro is under no obligation to renew their contract.
    Now time for your input. Carl

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