By: Diane Benjamin
The Connect Transit Board met yesterday. They skipped meeting in December, so this meeting covered November and December’s activity.
See the Board Packet here: http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/January%2024,%202017%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder2.pdf
The Board did a couple of things right:
This travel expense law was passed to control spending in non-Home Rule units of government. Connect Transit employees won’t be able to feast at the Crab House in San Fransisco anymore unless they pay part of the cost themselves. They are now limited to $20 each for breakfast and lunch plus $35 for supper.
Bloomington and Normal can still allow their employees to feast at your expense because they are Home Rule.
The downward trend in ridership continued, as well as the losses.
See November spending beginning on PDF page 3. December’s spending starts of page 10
Why does Connect have Dish Network?
Audits and legal are costing a lot.
Total advertising for November: $6,090.00
Two Internet providers are being paid: CIRBN and Comcast – more than $750 a month!