Writing articles at night is never a good idea for me – I’m a morning person! Spending so much time at the Peoria hospital makes writing difficult though. Hubby continues to improve slowly!
I need to correct a few things in this post. Riders for March were 220,804 up for the first time I remember from 218,586 last March. The numbers I used below are year-to-date.
Using the Year-to-date rider numbers below, the total fares paid is $951,928. See page 8 at the link below.
By: Diane Benjamin
I REALLY saw it!
TWO people on one bus!
If anybody knows what time these buses are packed with people, I’d love to know. I see them empty at every time of day!
So as not to bore you with more detailed Connect Transit numbers, in March the ONE MONTH loss was $807,332.60. http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/04-25-2017%20Regular%20Board%20Packet%20Binder1.pdf
From July 2016 – March 2017 the loss to date is $7,683,656.72.
Page 8 shows total fare and contracted income of $114,077.
How did 1,726,112 people ride for only $114,077?
We should all be happy mental health is now a high priority in McLean County.
When can we involuntarily commit Connect Transit Board members and the members of McLean County Board and the Bloomington and Normal City Council members who voted to increase funding for this nonsense?
Build more Bike Paths?
Taken today at 4:00, but I could probably take pictures of country riders everyday.
Just because the previously mentioned mentally ill want to spend even more millions building a bike path to Mansfield, it doesn’t mean anybody will use it. Bikers will ride where they want to – not where they are created a path to ride on: