Now to sort through it.
I hope some Occupy Accountants and Financial Wizards will get on board soon.
The Table of Contents alone has supplied me with some information, and a quick glance at page 29.
Table of Contents:
General population statistics are sited, but nothing on their riders, or changes in their riders.
Metro shows increased ridership and boardings from 2005 through 2009 on their website.
Page 29 says "unemployment" has caused them to LOSE riders.
Absolutely nothing going on with Metro in MO or IL:
Statistics on boardings and fare box recovery, and miles/fleet/ etc. There are conclusions to be drawn from this that no one bothers to (or does not want to) make. They attribute the decline to "unemployment" and not reduced service. In 2011 service area decreased, according to a footnote, because of the cancellation of bus lines to Gray Summit, while rider demand increased.
METRO, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOUR STATISTICS NEED TO BE BASED ON YOUR TRANSIT RIDERS AND NOT GENERAL POPULATION STATISTICS.
Another very telling thing on this page is that they do not report the money they make from their business enterprises-- or how much of it goes to Metro. I hope it is in this report somewhere.
Page 10 - The years are 2009 2010 and 2011
Litigation is on page 29 of the report, page 50 of the PDF (all previous pages listed are the PDF page) Here is a nice pack of lies.
On page 56 of the document, page 75 of the PDF, they contradict themselves (not the first time-- still sorting through the Prop A doublespeak before I post that)
In the ordinary course of business, a number of claims and lawsuits arise from individuals