At its Dec. 16, 2010 meeting, the board of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority voted to authorize adding a trip on the A2 Chelsea Express service. The additional trip would leave Ann Arbor for Chelsea at 7:10 p.m. The idea is to attract more riders by providing service to people who work longer shifts at the University of Michigan, and others who work late. The farebox recovery rate for the route is 25% – 7 points higher than the fixed‐route rate of 18%. Estimated cost for the additional trip through the rest of the fiscal year is $24,300, with about half of that coming from the transit millage. The other half would come from fare revenues and state money.
This brief was filed from the board room in the downtown location of the Ann Arbor District Library, where the AATA board meets. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]