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@@Streetcar

PASSENGERS COVER 14% OF COST OF STREETCAR, 6% OF COUNTY BUSES
City says streetcar is on track even if trains look empty
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004433488_streetcar23m.html
Friday, May 23, 2008
Ticket sales cover 5 percent of the estimated $2.1 million annual
operating cost, mainly because the overwhelming majority of riders use
King County Metro Transit passes.  Even after crediting the streetcar
with a share of pass sales, passengers still cover only about 14
percent of operations, compared with 22 percent for the countywide bus
system. (Cash fares on Metro buses cover 6 percent of operating
costs.)