By: Diane Benjamin
PDF page 360: http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=18370
It’s really fun to have weeks when neither City Council is meeting. I finally have a chance to look at other things and neither is presenting schemes to separate you from your money!
The below is from the Bloomington 2019 budget. It is the history of how much of your money has gone into Connect Transit:
2019 will be a record year!
Connect Transit will never have 2,650,000 passengers. What the chart should say is BOARDINGS. Connect has admitted they have no idea how many passengers they have, they only count boardings.
So, it a person rides 5 days a week but has to switch buses, they are counted as 4 per day or 20 in 5 days. (2 buses on the way somewhere and 2 back)
You see the empty buses. For June Connect reported 17.25 passengers per hour – probably boardings. That is for 40+ buses. Connect Mobility has slightly less than 3 per hour – 17 buses!?! PDF page 8 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TiC87VqRCaB2wpLhup39CgrsDb2u9SmX/view
Do you believe those huge numbers?
One more – PDF page 361:
Who is selling fresh food on the Community Bus? Greentop?
Who is doing FREE medical screening?
WHO is registering voters and holding engagement sessions?
I bet I know the answer to the last one, the question is why are you paying for community organizing?