By: Diane Benjamin
Question that will never be answered: The main Connect Transit office used to be downtown before they built new offices on the far west side. Why do they need a transfer station downtown now when they abandoned downtown? Poor planning?
From the Board Packets: https://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/packet.asp
Why was there a huge drop in Passenger Fares in September? We don’t know because this “data driven” organization didn’t include the usual data in the packet for the October 22nd meeting! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YuC2aXtKG7e4yMXB4TMhE0LIo1pFBund/view
The only good news is when Connect has fewer riders they loss less money, in August they lost $940,744.26.
The annual audited financial reports are included in the packet. This gem shows what happened locally with jobs in the last 9 years:
State Farm doesn’t have 15,000 employees. Tari Renner lies when he says staff has been cut. District 87 went on a hiring spree while Unit 5 cut jobs.
Has the local media reported the Attorney General is investigating Connect Transit for ADA non-compliance? https://blnnews.com/2019/10/18/ag-investigates-connect-transit-ada/