zanesvilletimesrecorder.com: "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."