Sun Metro could improve their numbers

At the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 meeting of the Mass Transit Board (city council) the director of Sun Metro gave a presentation relating to their 3rd quarter fixed route performance.  We wrote about the report in Sun Metro continues to sink.

When discussing the issue of decreasing ridership he spoke of lower gasoline prices, the peso devaluation, low interest car loans and disruptions caused by street car rail construction.  He also pointed out that he believed that bus ridership was down across the country.

Unfortunately we did not hear the director speak about taking any affirmative steps to improve either the ridership numbers or the system’s high operating cost per passenger.

Isn’t it time to rethink our strategy instead of spending more and more money on a service that fewer and fewer people want?  Isn’t there a way to provide this service to people who need or want it in such a manner that we spend less money, as ridership falls, instead of more?

We deserve better

Brutus

4 Responses to Sun Metro could improve their numbers

  1. Haiduc says:

    need buses with Wi-Fi ???

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  2. anonymous says:

    Why would they do the work that you suggest when they don’t have to be accountable to anyone for their failures?

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  3. Has anyone reading this ever seen a regular bus that was even half occupied? I mean, I’ve never seen a full bus, so I’m wondering, wouldn’t smaller buses meet the local need, and save some money?

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    • Tickedofftaxpayer says:

      No I haven’t. And the west bus terminal is usually empty because folks who do use the bus to shop catch it at Wal-mart.

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