Letter: Thanks for helping to get the Q-C in The Loop


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 2:47 pm
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I'm happy to report a successful ridership night for The Loop on New Year's Eve, with nearly 900 riders. This represents The Loop's second highest ridership for one night, coming in second to the St. Patrick's Day (3/17/12) Saturday night total of 934.

As a point of reference, the previous two New Year's Eve's (a Friday in 2010 and a Saturday in 2011) had ridership counts of 586 and 595, respectively.

It is no exaggeration that this wonderful turnout would not have happened without your generous assistance, and we thank you so much for all you did to help publicize and promote the service. The coverage was great: timely, accurate, and positive. With your support, The Loop was well used and helped contribute to a safe and happy night of festivities for many.

The Loop operates Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Cost is just $1 per trip; Seniors (60+), disabled guests, and Medicare cardholders ride for 50 cents. All Loop buses have ramps and are fully accessible.

Information about The Loop, including route and schedules, is available at www.qctransit.com. We look forward to a more and more Quad-Citians "getting in The Loop" in 2013!

Becky J. Passman,
project manager/ Iowa
Quad Cities
transit coordinator,
Bi-State Regional Commission

















 



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