Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SEVT looks to increase ridership on The Current

The Current, a division of Southeast Vermont Transit that provides public transportation connecting Brattleboro, Springfield, Bellows Falls, Ludlow and the Upper Valley, is trying to find ways to increase ridership following a period of decline.



  1. $20-$50 per ride? Really? Decreasing ridership and increasing costs? Just close it down and save the taxpayer some money!

  2. Not only that Anonymous, it is an eye sore waiting to happened! I don't used the bus any more, long story short: BLAMED IT ON THE CURRENT SECRETARIES; I called a taxi for medical needs. Desperate I thought,"Who can I need ride in Springfield?" with money.

  3. Why not have a local Uber type service? It would be a heck of a lot cheaper and would create work for those driving.

  4. Disagree Dr Fauver and why reason is Uber service taxi get into an accident, blames on the passenger(s), including me. I prefer DAYS IN TOWN taxi, as DAYS IN TOWN taxi has insurance, when illegal taxi don't.

  5. maybe if they bought mini vans,instead of those big buses,every time i see those buses there is 1-3 people on them and most of the time they are empty,but why should they care about taxpayers money

  6. It doesn't take a Mensa member to realize that if public transportation were a profitable business, it wouldn't have to be subsidized by the state and taxpayers. It is not a money-making business.

  7. Another wealth distribution failure. Having a bus available for the indigent and greenies was supposed to help our economy to flourish by enabling those without money to justify not having money while being transported to places where they wouldn't spend any money. So, the only benefit this program really has is fostering the little bus bureaucracy that uses our money to pay the managers and drivers of the empty buses. Springfield is the town of empty buses, useless and wasteful grants, and government dependency. Made so by decades of inept politicians and municipal managers like Emmons and Forguites. Here's an idea: Vote those knuckleheads out and turn them into the bus drivers. At least then we'd get to observe them at their unproductive best every day as they rolled by with those empty buses!


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