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I'd like to have
distributed among the Committee some photographs of Mrs. Elodie Breagman of St. Cloud, shown being picked up in her back alley for a trip to the St. Moud Minic, Mrs. Brengman 18 80 years old, and Uves ladepeаdently lo her northside home. Once a
our fixed route, prior to her disabling
accident in 1983, Mrs. Brengman uses our Specialized Service to go to the doctor, buy groceries and other staples, and to visit her husband in the nursing home.
systea has 30 stoute and 1 hour routes, or "spokes" which meet every 30 minutes (15 and 45 after the hour) for a "timed transfer" at the downtowa terainal, or "hub". There are three adautes in the schedule allotted for transferring, and
transfer conditions can frequently be tight. If the fixed route syster was made accessible, boarding-tiedowa-deboarding time requirements would necessitate changes to the route and schedule system. The options are:
30 minute routes into 35 or 40 minute routes to accommodate
limited aumber of disabled riders.
Leagthens transit travel time
transit passengers, making
transit even less convenient and resulting in patronage loss.
Current 30 doute system is easy to understand; changing it to 35
Reduces availability of public transit to all citizens, resulting
accessibility, and lessen the amount of Specialized Service with the "savings" to
back into fized route's added costs for accessibility. But we are not to
a southern or auld area, and to see reduced fixed route mobility for what's been
traffic congestion and gridlock and provide r ?osible land use.
The St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission requests that this committee realize that what St. Cloud is currently practicing and comitted to 18 superior
best meets their
We respectfully request
amendment allowing for local
option, or at a
minimum, the ability to
the Secretary of
Transportation, be written lato this historic legislation.
Mr. Chairman, neabers of the Committee, thank you for your consideration. I
Lathleen Wingen Eron St. Cloud be allowed to give her testimony first.
DAVID W. TRIPP
1317 South Broadway Avenue
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Executive Director, St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission,
*Chief Executive Officer of public transit political
Transit Coordinator, City of Winona, HON
Developed, implemented and administered Minnesota's first paratransit system
Administrative Intern, City of Winona, MN
*Confidential researcher for the City Manager
Board of Directors, Minnesota Public Transit Association
-Numorous Minnesota Public Transit Conferences