It is futile to resist the idea that Corner Brook Transit is on its last legs unless something radical happens. Subtle adjustments are not going to change the subsidy per ride numbers, which are the most important thing. Maybe even more important than the gross amount of the subsidy.
After all, public transit is a cost to taxpayers, not a source of revenue.
So why not go free?
Prior to a recent trial, the city was subsidizing rides to the tune of $6 a rider. The max a person could pay was $2.50 for ride, less if they had a pass or a discount.
On Saturdays, that subsidy could be as much as $10 a ride!