The preliminary city budget for 2017/2018 allows for an increase in Sun Metro’s budget from $69.8 to $71.2 million.
Ridership on the bus system continues decline while costs increase. This chart of third quarter 2017 performance comes directly from the Sun Metro web site:
The chart shows that ridership is down and costs are up.
The proposed city budget documents give the following reason for the cost increase:
Cost increase related to BRIO and Streetcar in preparation for Fall 2018
Isn’t it time for them to change strategy?
We deserve better