By: Diane Benjamin
Connect Transit didn’t release financial information at their July 26th meeting because it is year end. They did provide some other interesting information – see PDF pages 28 and following: https://www.connect-transit.com/file/637/07%2026%202022_BoT%20Meeting%20Packet.pdf
Passenger trips isn’t the number of people – anyone who has to transfer to another line is counted twice on their way somewhere and twice when they return:
Ridership is way down, it should have recovered by now since COVID lockdowns ended a long time ago.
Mobility service has been up since March but it isn’t because people are switching from the huge buses to the tiny ones, the number of riders don’t validate that:
See PDF page 30 for why you see empty buses everywhere – 17 riders per hour across all routes:
PDF page 22: Why your electricity rates increased and why brown outs and blackouts are likely under democrats:
See PDF pages 18-19. Senator Darren Bailey introduced a bill for a COVID Religious Exemption. That bill was introduced in January and still has NO Co-Sponsors! Think other Republicans deserve your vote?
Start reading at page 12. Connect pays Cornerstone Government Affairs to keep them up to date on possible legislation. It is appalling the way many legislators think they need to run your life! That explains why people are continuing to flee Illinois. It also explains why so many corporations are relocating to states that allow them freedom to do what they do. Sure would be nice to have a real Republican Party!