StarMetro Seeks Public Feedback

In addition to local men and women using StarMetro to get to work and run their everyday errands, the bus system is also used by thousands of college students. Students will have the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting discussing Tallahassee’s public transportation system.

Florida A&M’s Department of Social Work and Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS) will meet with a guest panel of city and county officials, StarMetro officials and other community leaders to acknowledge criticisms.

The town hall meeting will be open to the public. Members of the community will have the opportunity to express their concerns and comments about the transportation system.

The changes in the bus routes and schedules that went into effect over the summer have received more negative feedback than positive, according to a survey conducted by social work graduate students.

“I like that the time it takes to get to your destination is shorter and that we don’t have to wait at the bus terminal anymore, but the bus drivers make random stops at gas stations since they don’t have breaks between routes at the terminal anymore,” Milca Joseph, a second-year political science student from Miami, said.

“The wait time is a lot longer than it used to be. The buses are always late and they’re always packed.”

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16. From 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Smith-Williams Service Center at 2295 Pasco Street. For more information, call 850-599-3830.