From McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams:
A comment from “Give Us a Break:”
That $15.09 figure represents the DIRECT cost to McHenry Twp. If one considers the source of their revenue, the only true “revenue” is that amount, $ 8,702, paid by the riders.
The grants and vouchers come from. . . wait for it!
Yes, the taxes collected by government and redistributed.
Ergo, the actual cost (from all sources) per ride is more like $23.82 per ride.
TANSTAAFL = There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Steve Willson adds:
The total cost is $20.00 per ride.
The average cost of an Uber ride or a taxi ride in this area is around $7.00.
And the program is not means tested.
And From Dr. Pepper:
How many “personnel” ?
What’s gasoline cost per gallon?
What’s mileage per gallon of buses?
How many buses? What is “TOIRMA insurance” and what does it mean ‘buses only” ?
How does the township get away with this sort of accounting?
Are they kidding?
Are they seriously putting this tripe out to justify the bus serevice?
When I worked at Ernst & Young as a principal (Performance Improvement Consulting Group and chief of Wisconsin Cost Management Practice) we ran ‘total cost management’ TCM assessments on various products and services, some of them government-provided services.
This sheet is a J-O-K-E and the government fool who presents this to the public to justify his salary should be fired.
How can an independent assessor, or ordinary citizen for that matter, come up with any accurate information structure to determine a true cost-per-ride, and if this program is good or just another government Golden Fleece.
Government programs like this are typically so flawed they are worthless and would never be justified in the free economy/open mkt.
This childish sheet doesn’t even include all the overhead costs, or down the line actuated pension pay outs attributable to the program.
If this was a publicly held corp., then the CEO/CFO and Board would be charged with a variety of crimes, and civilly liable for gross incompetence.