just don’t add up
I see where the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, which adopted the most expensive of the various streetcar options (none of which is a good idea), hopes for an annual ridership of 1.4 million.
Let’s do the math.
This works out to an average of 3,835 riders every day, 365 days a year.
Seattle’s streetcar, in recent Express-News articles, boasted about averages of 1,400 a day. Tampa, termed less successful by the Express-News, averages 950 riders per day.
The LCTA board’s ridership math seemingly is as faulty as its math in adopting a system that will cost million more than LCTA has to spend.
Thanks for the great stewardship of our tax dollars, guys!