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 […]

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 […]

Connect Transit fleece for November and December

By:  Diane Benjamin https://drive.google.com/file/d/12GPc_b8oSqw33McgRR2arPqOi90ahvaG/view Connect Transit didn’t meet in December, so the packet for today’s meeting contains information for November and December. PDF page 8: November’s loss:         December loss – PDF page 15         December marks half way through Connect Transit’s fiscal year.  Hear’s what year to date looks […]

Connect Transit: More of the same

By:  Diane Benjamin September report:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pLCpemf28nZGauwhZ5Qw4vpqKGZvpJ0C/view Keep in mind this ridiculous use of your money happens across the country.  Cheaper ways to transport people can’t be that difficult.  Note below – ISU has a contract so the kids can ride for free. Expenses are almost 10 times Revenue! Boardings per hour is higher, total ridership […]

THUD – Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin October 2nd Board of Trustees Packet The September meeting was moved to October. August consultants: It only took 2 months to lose almost $2,000,000! PDF page 10: Cost per trip last August was $3.71, in August of 2018 it was $4.07.  Cost per trip for Connect Mobility went up too, see the next […]

Roads weren’t made for HUGE buses

By:  Diane Benjamin h/t Doug Fansler, Normal resident Besides devouring at least $800,000 a month government stole from you to fund it, Connect Transit is destroying infrastructure.  The roads weren’t built for huge buses.  The roads weren’t built so buses could make right turns, especially if traffic is sitting in the far lane. Remember when a […]