VIA - by the Numbers

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On December 11, 2019, the VIA pilot program began its third year. As the service area grows, so does the percentage subsidized by the Arlington taxpayers.

The program is heavily subsidized by the Arlington taxpayer (53%) while the riders only cover about 16% of the costs.

VIA's August 2019 Service Update to the city council shows that over 1/3 (37%) of the survey participants thought their experience was POOR or NEEDS IMPROVEMENT!!! [https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/403687/Presentation_-_Via_Rideshare_Update_080619.pdf#page=11].

VIA has expanded to cover 41% of the city, meaning most of the taxpayers have to pay for VIA, but receive no benefit from it. All those taxpayers are subsidizing something that competes against the private sector Lyft and Uber services.

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VIA is what the Arlington City Council decided was needed to waste taxpayers' dollars for a ride-share program.

For VIA to operate its first year, it costs taxpayers $922,500. $600,000 of federal taxpayers' dollars and $322,500 of Arlington taxpayers' dollars.

The second year is expected to cost over $2.1 million, with less than 15% coming from the people that actually use the service (many not even Arlington taxpayers).

Service started on December 11, 2017.

 

VIA's August 2019 Service Update to the city council shows that over 1/3 (37%) of the survey participants thought their experience was POOR or NEEDS IMPROVEMENT!!!

https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/403687/Presentation_-_Via_Rideshare_Update_080619.pdf#page=11

 

 

Revenues of the program will be put back into the program....

 

VIA Total Cost Federal Cost Arlington Cost  Revenues from riders
second year of contract $2,102,317 $807,375 $995,000 $299,942
monthly cost $175,193 $67,281 $82,917

$24,995

first year of contract $922,500 $600,000 $322,500  $0
monthly cost  $76,875  $50,000  $26,875 $0
         

 

Month Gross Receipts refunds GrossRevenues adtl Fees Net Revenues ContractExpense Gain/Loss to Program Net Profit
Dec 2018* $19,633.43 $138.00 $19,495.43 $1719.57 $17,775.86 $116,795.41 -$99,019.55 $17,775.86 -$116,795.41
Jan 2019 $32,974.26 $397.50
$32,974.26
$2847.93 $30,126.33
$175,193.08 -$145,066.75 $30,126.33
-$175,193.08
Feb 2019 $32,255.20
$244.50 $32,010.70
$2833.49
$29,177.21
$175,193.08 -$146,015.87 $29,177.21 -$175,193.08
March 2019 $32,789.37 $362.50 $32,426.87 $2968.82
$29,458.05 $175,193.08 -$145,735.03 $29,458.05 -$175,193.08
April 2019 $35,205.23 $222.50  $34,982.73 $2832.42
$32,150.31 $175,193.08 -$143,042.77 $32,150.31 -$175,193.08
May 2019 $32,518.18
$240.10 $32,278.08
$2811.97
$29,466.11 $175,193.08 -$145,726.97 $29,466.11
-$175,193.08
June 2019 $32,470.84 $209.50
$32,261.34 $2797.32
$29,464.02 $175,193.08 -$145,729.06 $29,464.02 -$175,193.08
July 2019 $33,758.51
$440.75
$33,317.76 $2690.66
$30,627.10 $175,193.08 -$144,565.98 $30,627.10 -$175,193.08
Aug 2019 $34,260.15
$268.50 $33,991.65 $2957.84
$31,033.81
$175,193.08 -$144,159.27 $31,033.81 -$175,193.08
Sept 2019 $36,747.90 $228.00  $36,519.90 $3076.62 $33,443.28
$175,193.08 -$141,749.80 $33,443.28
-$175,193.08
Oct 2019                  
Nov 2019                  
Dec 2019                  
Total $323,010.57 $2754.85 $320,258.72 $27,536.64 $292,722.08 $1,693533.13 -$1,400,811.05
$292,722.08 -$1,693,533.10

 

 

Month Gross Receipts refunds GrossRevenues adtl Fees Net Revenues ContractExpense Gain/Loss to Program Net Profit
Dec 2017 $1140.75 $155.75 $985.00 $123.67 $861.33 $51,250.00 -$50,388.67 $861.33 -$51,250.00
Jan 2018 $6762.80 $76.80 $6686.00 $749.95 $5936.05 $76,875.00 -$70,938.95 $5936.05 -$76,875.00
Feb 2018 $10,980.90 $54.50 $10,926.40 $1095.82 $9830.58 $76,875.00 -$67,044.42 $9830.58 -$76,875.00
March 2018 $12,722.42 $69.75 $12,652.67 $1132.32 $11,520.35 $76,875.00 -$65,354.65 $11,520.35 -$76,875.00
April 2018 $14,533.09  $85.00 $14,448.09 $1224.07 $13,224.02 $76,875.00 -$63,650.98 $13,224.02 -$76,875.00
May 2018 $12,945.21
$73.00
$12,872.21 $1124.65
$11,747.56
$76,875.00
-$65,127.44 $11,747.56 -$76,875.00
June 2018 $12,674.07 $219.00 $12,455.07 $1097.84 $11,357.23 $76,875.00 -$65,517.77 $11,357.23 -$76,875.00
July 2018 $14,086.43
$184.50 $13,901.93
$1165.13 $12,736.80
$76,875.00
-$64,138.20
$12,736.80
-$76,875.00
Aug 2018 $16,461.56
$108.50 $16,353.06
$1360.80
$14,992.26 $76,875.00 -$61,882.74
$14,992.26
-$76,875.00
Sept 2018 $19,522.41
$171.00 $19,351.41
$1754.87 $17,596.54
$76,875.00 -$59,278.46
$17,596.54 -$76,875.00
Oct 2018 $33,654.70
$316.50 $33,338.20
$2630.63 $30,707.57
$76,875.00 -$46,167.43
$30,707.57
-$76,875.00
Nov 2018 $30,613.05
$290.45 $30,322.60
$2499.08 $27,823.52
$76,875.00 -$49,051.48
$27,823.52
-$76,875.00
Dec 2018* $9,816.72
$69.00
$9,747.72 $859.78
$8,887.94 $25,625.00 -$16,737.06
$8,887.94 -$25,625.00
Total $195,914.11 $1873.75 $194,040.36 $16,818.61 $177.221.75 $922,500.00 -$745,278.25 $177,221.75 -$922,500.00

 

* December 2018 financial numbers are split 1/3 old/1st-year contract, and 2/3 new/2nd-year contract.