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  • 1.
  • When did this plan change? When reported in The Pelican Press, the plan and map ran the north-south express line from the airport all the way south through the county to somewhere (can't recall). The plan leveraged the existing old RR tracks part or all the way. THAT made sense.

    In a county with our size and smarts, it is inexcusable to not have an efficient and effective public transportation system. A core N-S express with regular lines running E-W and around can make SCAT far more timely and efficient for regular or occasional riders. The plan reported here, with a N-S express route that ends at the hospital, is designed to fail as a plan.

    What is the Who, Why, When, What and Where and How of this change? No wonder South County is looking to re-balance power!

    Business owners, take note -- Because of inefficient and ineffective public transportation, my car repair (a normal sort of personal time and logistics issue) my employer took a productivity, profitability and predictability hit. You can translate and multiply my single example by any number of employee and customer situations.

    Case: When my car was recently being repaired, I looked into taking SCAT from my home in downtown Sarasota to work near the airport. My trip required two buses (fine, within expectations) and 90+ minutes of travel time (not at all fine). In the end, SCAT was not an option because bus service on my return trip ended at 7-something PM, and my work day ends 9 PM.
  • Moira Toner
    Sun 20th Nov 2011
    at 11:56am
  • 2.
  • Yeah! Wake up Sarasota is right: WAKE UP to the fact that the Feds don't have any money... WAKE UP to the fact that that ANY Federal dollars have an multitude of strings attached. WAKE UP to the insidious reality of the UN's Agenda 21 and ICLEI... WAKE UP to the fact tat the illustration'photo used doesn't heva ANY personal vehicles at all. Just bicycles and busses. WAKE UP to the fact that the whole CO2 scare is bogus, nothing more than a way to tax the air and an envirofascist's dream come true.... WAKE UP to more and more Federal government control over everything we do.
    'Wake up Sarasota'!!!.
  • Tad MacKie
    Sun 6th Nov 2011
    at 5:44pm
  • 3.
  • How could you be against Rapid Transit System ? It's a great alternative to cars which pollutes our atmosphere, for elderly it is much safer, for anybody it would be cost effective. Wake up Sarasota ! We are in 2011 not in the 1900's !
    Thu 3rd Nov 2011
    at 9:30pm
  • 4.
  • Well said.
  • Milan Adrian
    Thu 3rd Nov 2011
    at 2:23pm
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