Comment 92848

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 02, 2013 at 10:45:57

Although it is well known that low-density sprawl makes transit inefficient, I was surprised to discover that the HSR service below the escarpment actually makes an operating profit that is used to subsidize service on the mountain.

This should be obvious to anybody waiting around for the sardine-can/5C watching all the empty buses departing Southbound. That said, it does not automatically follow that HSR would make a profit if they shut down the mountain routes. Consider how many of those riders on the 1/5C/10/2/insert-other-crowded-route-here are transferring from the underused mountain buses? If you shut down the underused mountain routes, you lose not just the mountain-only riders but the riders who transfer to a lower-city bus.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2013-10-02 10:48:49

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