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September 21. 2013 12:25AM
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LCTA numbers

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!

James Killian

Plains Township

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