Jul. 22, 2014 7:32 am
Question
Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Feasibility study looking into relocation of downtown bus station

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:35 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota County Area Transit is considering moving the downtown bus transfer station on Lemon Avenue.

They are completing a feasibility study that is to be presented to Sarasota County commissioners upon completion.

Supporters of moving the bus stop argue that the downtown location creates traffic congestion, attracts undesirables into the area, and creates extra land for future development.

"The majority of the people that ride the bus are of a certain level as far as income goes, and we take the bus for a reason. I can’t see there really being a reason to take un-desireable people away from the downtown area. We are people as well,” says bus rider McArthur Walker.

"It has to be somewhere in central Sarasota; that’s where people are heading to from Manatee and North Port, and this is where the bus has to drop them off. I just think they have to investigate a little further," says resident Saul Rubenstein.

The most talked about sites for relocation are north of Fruitville Road, or closer to School Avenue, or possibly Ringling Avenue.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.