By: Diane Benjamin
Connect Transit didn’t meet for a regular meeting in December, so November and December are reported together for the 1/28/2020 meeting.
November 2019 loss – PDF page 8
December 2019 loss – PDF page 14
Every person that rides costs around 4 times more than the person riding is paying: (PDF page 15)
Connect Mobility is FAR worse: (PDF page 16)
Every dime Connect Transit has in Operating Assistance is money you worked hard for. The “Working Group” is rumored to be recommending both Bloomington and Normal fork over more money.
On PDF page 26 Connect graphs the time smart phones used their app:
It’s pretty easy to see students are the biggest users. While other people pay $1 per ride, ISU is paying $.825 per ride: PDF page 3: https://www.connect-transit.com/documents/SpecialMeetingDecember17.pdf
Ridership mirrors the App use: (PDF page 20 or original link)
Why do ISU students get a discount? Remember that when Connect wants more from people who don’t and will never ride.
Are taxpayers getting used to losses of more than
$900,000 every month?