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Why shelters when buses run almost empty?

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POSTED July 26, 2012 11:28 p.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

How and why should the city spend so much money in these tough times to install bus shelters when the buses are empty?

If you take the “record” ridership and compute the average riders per bus, (based on 30 days and 39 route trips per day) you get 4.7 riders per bus.  I question having bus service at all, especially when you figure in the cost of the buses, the drivers, the pensions, maintenance, and the supervision and management.  You would also want to know how much these “free” shelters are costing the federal government (and eventually the taxpayers).

How about doing an in-depth report on what the cost per ride is for Manteca Transit?

Dave Perdue
Manteca
July 25, 2012

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