I forgot your last question, exnewsman.
Why don't I like the new loop? Let's see....
#1) I don't have any daily business at the courthouse, hopefully if you do it's because you work there.
#2) I don't live in 5pts. Honestly if you don't live at the condos on Oak St. or behind publix on Riverside, this line isn't coming by your house. Which, BTW, you can refer back to #1
#3) They (JTA) is complaining about not having the ridership that was projected. Now it's not going through a residential area and will be unable to carry people from their homes to retail. It's great if you want some sushi after you get out of court, but that's about it.
#4) According to the driver that I chatted with all the time (he has since been removed from the RST), they are genuinely trying to kill the route. If they can prove that no one uses it, they won't have to provide the service anymore, and what better way to lower your ridership?
#5) Have the trolley go from where no one lives to where no one needs or wants to go on a daily basis is just plain assinine, unless... See the last sentence on #4