The Milwaukee journal Sentinel reports that county transit ridership has fallen 9%. This is a surprise?
From "Left on the Lake":
While the usual suburban suspects on right wing talk radio will no doubt giggle with glee over the numbers, the fact is that a strong mass transit system is critical to any metropolitan area just as it has been for the last 100 years.
So what makes Milwaukee unique in this area when other mass transit systems are seeing increased usage because of the recession? It’s simple, we’re cutting routes and raising fares. That’s a damaging combination to any service provider.
Read more at Left on the Lake.