How much worse can it get?
Sun Metro continues to cost us more and do less.
Ridership is down, costs are up, farebox recovery is dropping, collisions are up, worker’s comp claims are up, customer complaints are up.
The mayor has been complaining that the county is getting 1/2% in sales taxes.
Sun Metro gets 1/2% in sales taxes and is under city council control.
Why don’t they do something about this?
We deserve better
Wait till the Trolley starts rolling for another budget impact…
Have you heard. . . they MIGHT start the next Sun Bowl Parade at Glory Road WITH a Streetcar-Trolley and also have one or more between the bands and floats going down Oregon St. downhill to downtown.
Brutus, thanks for sharing this helpful Sun Metro data.
I don’t understand the accordion buses following a regular bus on the same route (Mesa), both of them nearly empty. I just don’t get it and I am not against public transit.
and they have cut in half the number of times that they clean the buses. that’s their idea of cost reduction.
The Mayor should be trying to figure out how HE and his Silly Council, City “Manager” WASTE so much of OUR money. Every stupid idea, “Plan” they come up with is just ANOTHER tax INCREASE on HOME OWNERS. EVERYTHING in El Taxo cost more than any where else in the State, many other States. Gas, sales taxes, fees, PROPERTY taxes, etc, etc. WHY? There is NOTHING here. WE the PEOPLE get NOTHING for all THEY TAKE from US. These buses just another example of WASTE. Huge double buses driving around with NOBODY riding. Apparently they are only used to transport maids, baby sitters, early morning, early evening from the Border. At night, up North East, they are rolling EMPTY. These buses are just one big money toilet. Not needed. They should be sold to a private business and taken off the backs of taxpayers. Buy some SMALL motorized trolley-type buses.
Q of L didn’t budget for operating costs. The city has tapped all the rainy day funds for pet projects. So now they are looking for other sources of income. One of the news channels is reporting the charter amendment will be a mayor and council pay raise. Instead of looking for more money to take from us, they should be focusing on cutting spending. But that doesn’t appear to be happening.