People Mover: It costs somewhere around $26 million annually to operate the system and only $5 million in receipts are collected for tickets. I don’t know what the occupancy rate is on the buses, but it seems that I never see more than 7-8 people on them. Why in the world do the buses have to be so dang big? It seems that probably some routes are busier than others and can use the big buses, but other routes are less busy and could use buses half the size or smaller. Just another example of government run amok. Oh, I just figured it out. Smaller buses wouldn’t have as much space to be moving billboards.
— GM Hefley
Anchorage Daily News