It has been almost a year (edit: two years) since Sun Metro started their Brio service on Mesa.
Unfortunately bus usage has declined more than seven percent when compared to last year.
Operating costs per trip have gone up during the same period more than seven percent. The Sun Metro report is for the period ending May 31, 2016. Take a look at what natural gas prices did during that period:
Their proposed budget for next year will use $43.8 million of our sales taxes. They are budgeting $8 million in receipts from fare boxes, down from a budget of $9.3 million last year.
They are working to open Brio service on Alameda and Dyer even in light of declining demand.
We deserve better