Posted July 8, 2012
Is it my imagination or are there a lot of city trasit buses riding around town with few passengers?
The answer my friends pops up another city survey about the percentage of people who are aware of the new waste collection program using bins. Of the 411 respondents, 98 per cent said they are aware. The city supplied the list of addresses that was massaged by a Kitchener survey company.
The most interesting question in the survey was asking the 411 respondents if they used Guelph Transit. Some 87 per cent they didn’t ride the buses or 357 voted against using public transit.
This is not an encouraging result. Seeing that taxpayers pony-up more than $12 million a year to keep those busses running, one would hope for a bigger bang for the buck.
Judging by the number of beefs raised by riders, there is general acceptance of the transfer point change from St. George’s Square to the new transit terminal near the train station. Now the business people around St.George’s are complaining about a fall-off of patronage.
Ah! The problem of unintended consequences.