TFT’s goal in 2017 was to double the number of single-day bus passes that it dispensed in 2016. As noted above, TFT met that goal. At the December 2017 meeting of the Tasks for Transit board of directors, we voted to challenge ourselves to meet an even more ambitious goal for 2018, to more than triple the 1690 single-day bus passes we dispensed in 2017. Our new goal is to provide 5640 single-day bus passes in 2018! Measured in the context of 2017, that is a three-and-a-third-fold increase!
In 2017 we were able to raise over $9,350. Our goal for 2018 is to raise the TFT annual budget to $31,200, a corresponding three-and-a-third-fold increase. We are currently evaluating how we will accomplish this challenging goal. We expect to continue to expand our network of partner charities at the rate of one per quarter, finishing 2018 with 25.
Initially we will continue at the rate of ten passes per month per charity, sort of business as usual, accounting for 2820 of the planned 5640 bus day-passes to be dispensed in 2018. That rate of activity will account for half of our 2018 goal; the other half, 2820 bus day-passes, will most likely dispensed through a second TFT program, still in its formative stages. We will have more to say about it in our February newsletter. So stay tuned!