Bloomington public bus ridership starts to claw back a bit from COVID-19 impacts

REVISED R Output Monthly BT ridership for COVID report May 19JUNE 16 OUTPUT

Last month the Bloomington Transit (BT) board got clear look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on fix-route bus ridership. The April numbers were down about 90 percent from April a year ago.

On Tuesday, the May monthly ridership numbers reported at BT’s board meeting  were still dramatically down from the same month a year ago—34,256 rides this May compared to 133,798 in May of 2019.

But that’s a 74-percent drop—which reflects an improvement compared to last month, even if a small one. Continue reading “Bloomington public bus ridership starts to claw back a bit from COVID-19 impacts”