NEWS ON THE MOVE...FALL 2016
Prompts Bus Stop Safety Concerns
People all over are trying to catch 'em all! Pokémon Go has quickly become the most popular free app available on smartphones or tablets. The game is played by walking around outside, seeking virtual, imaginary creatures on a device's screen. PokéStops, which are places to gather Poké Balls and other supplies, are usually located at city landmarks including bus stops.
"Pokemon Go an interesting way to explore, but when people are so focused on their phones and the game, it can be dangerous," said Jim Liesenfelt, Director of Space Coast Area Transit. "The safety of both passengers and pedestrians is our number one priority. Catch 'em all, but
don't forget to look up while hunting Pokémon... especially around
and moving buses!"
Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Honors Employee for Saving Woman's Life
recently honored a Lead Operator for Space Coast Area Transit for her heroic actions in helping to save a woman's life during an apparent suicide attempt. According to a
FLORIDA TODAY Newspaper story
, Tara Cotton
acted quickly when she saw a
woman trying to hang herself from a 6-foot fence by using a belt. When Tara was unable to get the belt free from the fence, she used a pocket knife to cut the woman down. "People keep calling me a hero, but I don't see it like that," Tara said. "Hopefully she can get the help she needs. I'm just glad I stepped in and did something," Tara added.
For information on suicide prevention, contact 211 Brevard or text ZIP to 898322.
Veterans Day Service Operates on Modified Schedules
This Friday, November 11th, is Veterans Day. All fixed routes will operate on Saturday Schedules, except Routes 5, 7, and 8, which will operate on weekday schedules. Additionally, Routes 4 and 9 will end early at Shepard Park, at 6:00PM and 6:45PM respectively, returning to the Cocoa Terminal at 6:30 and 7:15PM.
Transit One Helps Launch Pilot Bike Share Program
Bike Share is a fully automated bike rental transaction, for short term, point-to-point transportation. Used to help facilitate first and last mile transit connections, benefits include reduced traffic congestion, decreased pressure on parking supply, and a reduction in use of fossil fuels.
Transit One envisions a sustainable future with a wide range of convenient, connected, and attractive multi-modal transportation choices that will promote growth and support thriving, livable communities throughout Brevard County.
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Volunteers in Motion Recognizes Lynne Wallace
Lynne Wallace lives and volunteers in the Satellite Beach area. She began supporting Volunteers In Motion in April of 2016, and has already donated over 195 hours of service. Her commitment helps provide Brevard's transportation dependent citizens with the support required to continue living independently. Lynne's compassion towards the people she serves is an inspiration. She treats everyone with respect and kindness, no matter the situation.
Lynne, your work has not gone unnoticed... Thank you!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules & Traditions
In many households, the Thanksgiving celebration centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends.
Turkey is a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become synonymous with the traditional holiday meal. It is actually featured on over 90% of all Americans' plates!
So our employees can participate in their families' Thanksgiving traditions, there will be
no fixed route service on Thursday, November 24th.
All fixed routes routes will operate on
regular schedules on Friday, November 25th.
njoy that second helping of
stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie; Happy Thanksgiving!