January 10, 2013

Wash. agency aims for 25% ridership increase

EVERETT, Wash. — Community Transit’s draft six-year Transit Development Plan for 2013-18 calls for a 25% ridership increase by 2017, while adding no significant new service growth. The agency intends to do this by using available funds as productively as possible, reports the Mukilteo Beacon.

The agency’s 2013 budget is the first in five years that does not cut service or employees. During the recession, Community Transit retained most of its ridership by strategically cutting unproductive service, such as early and late-night buses, mid-day trips and low-ridership routes. To read the full story, click here.

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