Commuter Shuttle Ridership 2008
Data is from monthly Village Statistical Reports.
2,009 riders took 6,003 rides in 2008, averaging 167 shuttle commuters per month. In 2007 Council voted 5-2 to give the commuter shuttle four years to prove itself worth keeping, and in 2011 the four years runs out, and council will have the opportunity to vote again whether or not to continue the service.
In the meantime, the business community has started forwarding the idea of “reverse commuting”-getting workers from the train station to their jobs-via the shuttles as a potential benefit to attracting businesses to Downers Grove, in particular the large office complexes at Finley and Butterfield, and at 31st and Highland.