StarMetro To Hold Listening Sessions on Bus Stop Analysis

By: StarMetro Press Release
By: StarMetro Press Release

Tallahassee, Florida (Press Release) -- On Thursday, September 2, StarMetro will hold two Listening Sessions to garner feedback from bus patrons about the proposed bus stop locations for its route decentralization project known as Nova2010. The first session will take place from 7 to 9 a.m., and the second session will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Both sessions will take place in C.K. Steele Plaza. Bus patrons who cannot attend these Listening Sessions may view the bus stop location maps online and email feedback to or and/or call StarMetro’s main office at 850-891-5200.

The proposed Nova2010 bus stop locations come from a thorough bus stop analysis, which took place over the summer, with input from a consultant and citizen/bus operator group. Additionally, the Transit Advisory Group, a Mayor-appointed citizen group, consulted StarMetro Planners on the proposed bus stop locations.

Currently, StarMetro utilizes 1,052 bus stops spread out across the City of Tallahassee. Most of these bus stops are fairly close to one another, less than a quarter of a mile. According to the preliminary bus stop analysis, the Nova2010 decentralized system would utilize 738 bus stops. Of these 738 bus stops, 473 currently exist in today’s system, and 265 are brand-new bus stops. These new bus stops would be placed along corridors that are not served today and that would be served in the Nova2010 system – corridors, such as North Monroe Street, Magnolia Drive, Capital Circle NE/SE and portions of Orange Avenue and Blair Stone Road. Most of the Nova2010 bus stops would be placed within three-tenths of a mile from one another and at major intersections and trip generators.

StarMetro’s Nova2010 route decentralization project aims to take the current downtown oriented route structure and break apart each route to create a more grid-like route structure with routes running from north to south and east to west, many bypassing downtown’s C.K. Steele Plaza. The City Commission approved the project last spring.

For more information, please call StarMetro’s main office at 850-891-5200 or visit the link below.

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