By: Diane Benjamin
Connect Transit didn’t meet in December, so the packet for today’s meeting contains information for November and December.
PDF page 8:
December loss – PDF page 15
December marks half way through Connect Transit’s fiscal year. Hear’s what year to date looks like:
Meanwhile, local taxpayers get to pay for the roads and curbs the behemoths destroy.
It gets worse because Connect prints ridership numbers that inflate the real numbers. They count people twice that are forced to change buses. They are counted twice on the way to wherever they are going and counted twice again on the return trip. If they ride 5 days a week Connect is reporting double the actual numbers of riders. Connect Transit can not provide real numbers because they don’t track them! Instead they produce reports like this:
171,450 people not ride the bus in December, but we have no idea how many really did. It could be as few as half.
Year to date Connect Transit has lost $5,432,849 and can not accurately say how many people they have transported. REAL numbers might promote much cheaper ways of transporting so few people. That’s why you will never see them.
This is your government! The Constitution was written to limit the size and scope of government. Obviously progressives have gotten away with redefining the role of government and charging you for doing it.
One more thing:
This morning I heard a northern Illinois Democrat US Representative complain that Illinois gets a lot less of their money back from the Feds than they should. It goes right over his head that DC is too big, too controlling, and should never be sent money so they can redistribute it as they see fit.
Government MUST be limited because that is the only path to prosperity. Those days died when politicians learned they could buy votes by redistributing your money.