By: Diane Benjamin
Connect Transit is the biggest FRAUD ever perpetrated on the citizens forced to pay their bills!
Before I show you the offensive February financial statements, see these notes included in the packet: http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/March%2021,%202017%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf
See PDF page 17 of the link above. The General Manager can spend up to $50,000 without Board approval.
$50,000 is more than half of their monthly Operating Income:
Ridership – Year to Date
Page 8 shows Total Revenue Year-To-Date of $917,875. That means the 1,496,760 riders paid less than .62 per ride.
See page 14. Appointments have been made to their Community Transportation Advisory Council. Only one isn’t listed as a Connect Transit rider, but he is from Mid Central Illinois Community Action.
Elections have consequences!
Since both the current Bloomington and Normal Councils support this lunacy, how much lunacy are they also supporting in their Towns? Both City Managers are on the Board: http://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/default.asp
Maybe the Pantagraph will do an investigation!
At least that’s what they claim to do: