Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

THE MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA!

THE REALITY:
Bus, MAX & WES
  • Weekly trips were 1,903,650, down 1 percent
  • Weekday trips were 318,300, down 1 percent
  • Weekend trips were 312,100, down 0.7 percent  
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  • THE PROPAGANDA:
    Bus
  • Weekly bus trips were 1,145,900, down 4.5 percent
  • Weekday bus trips were 194,700, down 4.4 percent
  • Weekend bus trips were 172,400, down 5 percent
MAX
  • Weekly MAX trips were 750,850, up 4.8 percent
  • Weekday MAX trips were 122,200, up 4.7 percent
  • Weekend MAX trips were 139,700, up 5.2 percent
MAX Green Line
  • Weekday trips averaged 21,500, up 18.8 percent
  • Weekend trips averaged 23,400, up 13.6 percent
WES
  • Weekly WES trips totaled 6,900, up 12.2 percent
  • Weekday/rush hour trips were 1,380, up 12.2 percent

This is a masterful depiction of propaganda!
You have to respect it for that quality.
What the layman sees is
 bus service is really not what is needed in Portland, everybody loves the rails!
The reality is that both the bus service and the rail service is decreasing in equal proportions!


    1 comment:

    Erik H. said...

    Didn't you know, it's "the economy" and that it only affects bus riders...MAX/WES/Streetcar riders are magically insulated from "the economy".