Fewer people used the transit system in the final quarter of 2012, but yearly revenues were up.
During Monday’s regular council meeting, council received the city manager’s city department quarterly reports for the fourth quarter from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. There was a decrease of approximately 10,000 people who used the city’s transit system in the fourth quarter compared to the same time frame in 2011.
A total of 117,412 passengers utilized the city’s transit system from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 compared to 127,105 passengers for the same time period in 2011. That is a 7.6 per cent decrease. In the third quarter report from July 1 to Sept. 30 it said there was a 13.3 per cent decrease in the use of the transit system.
However, the fourth quarter report stated the year-to-date revenue total in 2012 was increased from $1.02 million in 2011 to $1.16 million in 2012. That is an increase of $56,473. That increased revenue was offset by an $55,889-increase in expenses in 2012 from $1.10 million in 2011 to $1.15 million in 2012.
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Herald.