According to the survey, nearly half of those that use public transportation are choice riders. As of 2008, about 44 percent of riders owned a vehicle, but choose to ride the bus for convenience.
“Right now we can’t expand our services due to a lack of funding, until there can be another tax increase,” Peterson said. “There were changes made last year to accommodate increases in ridership and lack of funding,”
CVTD added the 15-minute service of Route 1 during peak hours and eliminated stops that had low ridership.
Peterson said lack of knowledge about the bus system makes people afraid to use it. “We encourage everyone to use it. It saves money, helps reduce the number of cars on the road and that helps with reducing congestion and pollution in the environment. hardnewscafe