The May 2014 third quarter operating report for Sun Metro showed that they reported 12,471,000 riders so for that year. They computed each ride as costing $2.73 and told us that they were recovering 30.34% from the fare box.
This year’s May 2018 third quarter operating report has them reporting 9,928,000 for the same period of time as the 2014 report. Each ride cost $3.63 and they reported fare box recovery of 15.67%.
That means that they have had a 21% drop in ridership, a 33% increase in costs, and are recovering at half of their 2014 percentage.
It is time for them to consider new approaches.
What they are doing is failing and we are paying for it.
We deserve better