Metro is continuing their media campaign to plead for some revenue help. In 2010, we could be looking at cuts of 800,000-1m annual service hours, or about 75,000 riders per day out of approximately 400,000.
And the campaign’s going multimedia!
Kevin Desmond doesn’t break a ton of new ground in the interview, but it’s good to hear it straight from the top.
There’s reason to hope the PSRC allocation will at least plug the $29m hole in 2009 and prevent service cuts in September, but sales taxes aren’t supposed to recover to 2008 levels till 2013. It’s pretty clear that the current Metro business model is unsustainable, since its solvency depends on robust growth coupled with low fuel prices.