Why connect runs huge empty buses

By:  Diane Benjamin Even though many of the Council people questioned Isaac Thorne of Connect Transit about the empty buses, he continued to claim at times they have 60+ boardings per hour on many routes.  Below is when Mboka asked about it – just hit play.  Thorne’s presentation and discussion starts at 11:15 if you […]

Forget the roads – unless you pay more

By:  Diane Benjamin What a scam!  Unless the citizens of Bloomington are willing to pay more to fix the roads they aren’t going to get fixed! Tim Gleason is so cute the way he talks about tax increases.  He claims he isn’t making recommendations, he’s just throwing numbers out for them to consider.  Here the […]

Find out tonight: Why Huge Empty Buses

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council is holding a Committee of the Whole meeting tonight:     http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21055 On the agenda: Annual report to be given by Isaac Thorne, General Manager at Connect Transit. Thorne will tout the new electric buses and solar infrastructure.  He will also talk about locations in downtown Bloomington for the transfer […]

Your car get damaged on city Roads?

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m pretty sure the City of Bloomington doesn’t advertise this, but they pay a lot for liability insurance.  According to the proposed budget, here’s what it covers: PDF page 194:     http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=18372 Since Bloomington has refused to fund infrastructure adequately for many years, they should be responsible for any loss you incur […]

It a Secret! BCPA-Creativity Center

By:  Diane Benjamin Operations of the BCPA and the Creativity Center are looking a lot like a private club for the well-connected.  Zero transparency existed with shows until I FOIA’d the recaps, all of them have not been posted.  The last event report posted is from November.  Obviously unless I FOIA the information nobody will […]

West-side Crime at Public Comment

By:  Diane Benjamin The video of last night’s Council meeting claims to be 34:26 long.  Since the meeting didn’t start until almost 14:00, the meeting was incredibly short.  I wonder if the budget will be passed in 10 minutes too? Karen Kinsella, a west-side rental property owner, addressed the Council about the recent increase in […]