By: Diane Benjamin
If only they had spent a little more on consulting and architects for bus stops, they could have made it to $1,000,000 lost in ONE MONTH:
Cost per trip is now a whooping $9.26, last April it was $3.30.
Cost for Connect Mobility is far worse: $117.13 per rider. Last year it was $25.21.
Fixed route passengers per hour in April was 11.42, last year it was 26.31. Total ridership was 87,568 – last year was 248,258.
Connect Mobility has 1.67 riders per hour, last year it was 2.98. Total ridership was 1,982, last year it was 8,054.
See the chart on PDF page 21.
Playing with rates is back on the agenda – see PDF page 26.
If somebody had the goal of collapsing the system with debt and ridiculous spending they couldn’t have designed a better fleece than Connect Transit. A downtown transfer station is next. Keep in mind, this is happening across the country.
I wonder if anybody involved as heard people don’t want to ride public transpiration anymore because of the virus? https://www.autoweek.com/news/industry-news/a32463337/study-traffic-will-be-worse-after-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR3u2fjLQBMoNMTTILQ6HzHOshKfcvnauWIzSkHeLYTHU3SsBt_WLqhx-fk
Nothing about Connect Transit will change until YOU elect better people!