This morning, at the County Council's Transportation Commitee meeting, Council staffer Glenn Orlin said that the Tobytown route would draw 48 patrons daily. He said the line would draw 30 patrons during peak hours, and an additional 18 during the day.
But, Councilmember Tom Hucker apparently only heard the number 18 and said:
"I am struck by the cost per rider, if 18 is correct that's $10,000 per rider...it would be cheaper to buy them a car, right?"No one in the room corrected Councilmember Hucker and he voted against the proposal to add all day Ride On bus service to Tobytown.
No one in the room explained why the Department of Transportation estimate of 100 patrons daily was not being used to discuss this proposal.