The whole world cheered as Cincinnati's Regional Bus service, SORTA, offered to "help" with the operation of the Streetcar. Boy do they want to help!
SORTA's own figures show that SORTA's involvement would only increase costs of operations and maintenance.
For SORTA to run the operations and maintenance would add over $600,000 to the costs of operations and maintenance! In just 1 year!
And remember, these are SORTA's numbers! And we know how accurate the streetcar numbers have been thus far!
Under SORTA's rosiest scenario; even just allowing them to "help" a private contractor increases costs by nearly 10%! That's almost $300,000! Again, 1 YEAR.
That's a lot of bus tokens.