By: Diane Benjamin
Connect transit is tired of people noticing the empty or close to empty buses roaming Bloomington-Normal so they fixed the problem. Check out of the new electric buses.
h/t a reader
They’ve gone from darkened windows to covering them completely. We still know the bus is mostly empty.
CT didn’t have a Regular Board meeting in August, just a workshop pertaining to fares. The next meeting will be September 26th. Maybe they will have determined how many millions of dollars this farce cost taxpayers last year.
Look at the LOSS growth in 3 years!
This fiscal year CT added over $1 million more to the loss – these numbers do not include the new electric buses bought from Proterra that declared bankruptcy. It looks like nobody noticed the FY 2022 numbers are actually FE 2021. It does make clear however that losses were projected to increase more than $6 million in 4 short years. As reported in July, ridership hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels: https://blnnews.com/2023/07/28/get-the-connect-transit-party-started/
This taxpayer abuse by morons who think you need to ride the bus is happening across the country with similar results. See this Letter to the Editor about the Champaign-Urbana system, it should sound familiar: https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/letters-editor/letter-to-the-editor-mtd-no-blessing-for-community/article_71d5f53b-3094-5def-bd34-1ea333758309.html