Jersey Transit Says It Lost Money on Super Bowl

$5.6 million, to be precise.

Warning to everybody who still wants to bring a Super Bowl to Philly: It might be more trouble than you expect. Newsworks reports that New Jersey lost $5.6 million transporting riders to and and from the stadium for January’s big game — despite reaping more than $1 million in ad sales along the route.

One reason for the loss: The agency expected to transport 10,000 people to the game — and ended up taking 30,000.

And that sounds pretty incredible. Then again, just imagine what those numbers would be like if the transit system had actually worked well.

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  • matthew brandley

    How can a transit agency of this size screw up something like this? Easy.Get the tsa grope a cops involved and watch ridership plummet. That people is the answer

  • barrygster

    transit was a lot different there than it would be here. the city could pay septa to run whatever extra train BSL an El trains were required, let attendees ride for free, and probably still come out ahead with the taxes from the rest of the money being spent and the car congestion it would eliminate.