Saturday, March 15, 2014

Public transportation use up despite funding cuts "One of the biggest increases was in bus ridership. Since 1995, the report notes a 3.8 percent national increase in cities such as Zanesville that have a population less than 100,000.

South East Area Transport, commonly referred to as Z-Bus, has been seeing similar numbers. Year-to-date, SEAT has seen 473 more riders this year than in 2013, a 2.25 percent increase, according to a SEAT operations report.

Head dispatcher Linda Minter said this winter’s harsh weather has discouraged bus ridership and even shut down the buses for a day. Seeing an increase despite those conditions might be a sign of good things to come for the rest of the year, she said."

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