Do the busses have to be so hideous? What an offense to nature. Maybe they could use military camo techniques? Can they be limited to entrances and not be seen in the valley?
The don't mention what it costs to make the round trip from Sonora to the Valley, nor the number of riders per trip, or how much money they are losing on this little venture.
from those months...once daily..that would be approximately one hundred and fifty trips.
Actually that would be three hundred (the bus has to come back)...
Adding gas, maintenance, paying the driver and the other assorted costs;
i,e. ticket prices: to make a total of 92,500 gross.
It doesn't add up to a profit,,,but actually loss.
This must be subsidized.
Oh yes. I was only counting from MAY to September.....for the year total.
Cleareye, give it a rest.
This year they will make 181 round trips (including the 64 days with two trips in the peak months) 3,700 people last year divided by 181 is 20 people on each bus. I went with my family last summer on a Saturday. The camping stops after Groveland and on the ride home, the bus was very full but from Sonora to Groveland was very empty that one day.
Since our county lost bus service, for some folks this may be the only way out of town. Judging from sabrina's comment above, if the bus leaves Sonora full and nearly empty beyond Groveland there must be some using the bus service for local transportation.
I had to check out their website and found schedules and fares here: http://www.yarts.com/schedules.html. Kinda the long way 'round but you can get from here to Merced or Mammoth. Just sayin'.
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