Bus STOP!!! Excellent planning… NOT!
Posted: 09 April 2014 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay, I thought the City was going to approve where signage was going for ATA bus stops.  If they did, someone did a poor job of it!!!  One is going to cause an accident!!

Okay, if folks are waiting to enter a pedestrian crosswalk… a crosswalk signed as such… isn’t it the law that you stop and allow them to cross??  Westloop….  Driving through, twice now, there are one or two folks waiting to enter (??) the crosswalk.  Cars stop for them to cross.  The people just stand there like bumps on a log.  More cars back up.  Then, someone realizes ATA put their bus stop right at the crosswalk and the people are waiting on the bus.  Next car in line stops.  It’s the law.  They, too, have to finally figure out the folks are waiting on a bus.  Sheesh!!  Put the bus stops somewhere other than a pedestrian crosswalk!!!!!!

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Posted: 09 April 2014 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Fully agree.  I voted to allow the signs, under the assumption that they would be positioned after looking at traffic tie ups and getting input from RCPD.  A number of the stops are in bad places.

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Posted: 09 April 2014 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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To “allow” or “not to allow”  signage for bus stops.  Would have LOVED to have heard the great minds at work on THAT controversy. 

Pro:  People MIGHT be able to find where the bus stops, encouraging ridership!

Con: People MIGHT be able to find where the bus stops, encouraging ridership!  How the hell are we going to stamp out these public services if the public keeps USING them?

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Posted: 09 April 2014 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well, this IS the same town that has at least two speed limit signs on Tuttle between HWY 24 and Bluemont completely covered by trees, so I’m not falling over from shock here.

The bus stop in the Dillon’s parking lot is goofy, too. Blocks that south entranceway and gives people a 2-foot-wide patch of muddy grass to stand on while waiting.

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Posted: 09 April 2014 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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And now, I’m told ATA only gave approximate locations with the City advising exactly where to put the bus stops.  Isn’t it one of the responsibilities of our elected officials to make certain such things as bus stops do not endanger the citizenry?  And, if something like the bus stops are a hazard, wouldn’t someone with the City work with ATA to relocate them to safer spots?  If the City did assist in location of the bus stops and an accident occurs, it sounds as if the City would share in the liability.

Wouldn’t a simple solution be to have a representative of RCPD, City Hall, and ATA meet at each location and discuss any potential issues?

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Posted: 10 April 2014 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Larry:  Send a note to the Commission on the topic of adjustment of the signs.  If three agree then maybe something will happen.

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Posted: 10 April 2014 07:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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‘kay

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