In today’s Recession or Not Recession, BART officials blame drop in ridership on bad economy.
In June, the number of people paying to ride BART was down 9% from last year, causing some statisticians at CBS5 to start making projections. They suggest that if ridership continues to decrease at this level for the rest of the year, BART may be in big trouble. Then statisticians at CBS5 go rogue and begin throwing out predictions about the effect of a 9% decrease on the cuteness of a kitten. Would that bring it down the cuteness of a grown cat? By what percentage is a baby bunny cuter than a kitten?
Maybe the real question should be, Why would the recession cause a decrease in weekday public transportation riders? Perhaps so many people have lost their jobs that they have nowhere to go during the day. We can only hope that someone at CBS5 will have the answers soon.