By: Diane Benjamin
This is item is on the Connect Transit agenda for tomorrow’s meeting. Every dime was stolen from a hard working taxpayer. $184,660! A HOUSE could be built for that much! PDF page 89
Will employees start showing up in their PJ’s? Will breakfast be served too? How do showers create a safer environment? If they wanted to promote multi-modal commuting, why did they leave downtown? I hear there are lots of places the new offices could have been built downtown!
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Fare increases that would have only generated $22,975 will be delayed until January 1st.
Fixed route fares and Mobility were set to increase. Since Fixed Route is the majority of riders, pretend they would generate the entire $22,975 with a .25 increase.
91,900 riders would need to pay .25 more to generate $22,975. 91,900/365 days = 251 riders a day, Excluding weekends, 91,900/260 = 353 people a day.
I think Connect Transit accidentally told us how many people really ride and why we see empty buses! Add the college kids (when they are in town), and these numbers are closer than anything that has been reported. They represent around 1/3 of the total riders but are also counted more than once if they transfer to another bus.
Financial Information isn’t available since June was their year end.