By: Diane Benjamin
In order to see trends in bus ridership, information must be gleaned from the Board reports: http://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/packet.asp
Below is a summary of riders compared to the number for the same month in the previous year:
Grants are not free money! Grants are your tax dollars being redistributed where government thinks it should go.
The operating loss of almost $10 Million doesn’t matter to government. They believe they are providing a public service. In reality, they are prevent citizens from creating their own transportation.
Or, maybe the citizens are smarter than they think! Ridership is down.
Redistributing your wealth via government. With fewer riders, of course they need more money.
Hence, a sales tax increase.