Bus ridership dips in Beloit
BTS Director, Michelle Gavin, says while overall ridership is down, some of the routes, including the one to the Rock County Job Center in Janesville, are seeing an increase.
Gavin says the reasons for the decline are economic. Many of the riders are working fewer hours or are no longer working, and those that continue to ride are making fewer trips.
Gavin says federal and state support for local transit continues, and has actually increase slightly.
She doesn't plan any changes to the Beloit routes due to the ridership changes, but will make some minor changes once the new transfer station is built. The station is scheduled to be built on the northwest corner of Shirland Avenue and Mill Street this fall.