By: Diane Benjamin
Connect Transit Board meeting yesterday: https://www.connect-transit.com/file/556/03%2022%202022_Board%20of%20Trustees%20Meeting%20Packet.pdf
Add that to the $1,589,156 from this story: https://blnnews.com/2022/02/21/connect-transit-pays-proterra-for-electric-buses/
The total cost of 4 buses is $4,390,913. They still have $310,980 to go (unless that was sent as a deposit and I missed it)
Next add $1,715,000 for solar panels. https://blnnews.com/2021/03/04/pulling-the-plug-on-electric-buses/
All this so Connect can lose over $1,000,000 every month:
Only government can collect Revenue of $76,753.09 and spend $1,158,567.43.
Below is TOTAL ridership, bus and mobility:
Somehow CT had more riders with less miles.
A little more:
Cardinal Infrastructure is paid to tell CT what is happening in Washington DC. PDF pages 16-17:
Congress just passed a $1.5 TRILLION dollar spending bill. Of that amount is this:
Only 1 of those 70 projects is in Illinois: