Looking at the bus map, it appears the trips are much longer as the buses have to travel further into the burbs encircling a much wider distance than ever before. This added cost can be seen by the lack of night and weekend service. I was shocked to see most of the lines ending by 7 pm with little or no Saturday and Sunday service.
It's quite sad to see this radical departure in public transit for the following reasons. The bus stops were changed causing passengers to walk half a mile or more without sidewaks to the new stop. To get most locations requires a "transfer" to another line and if you miss this transfer, it's major wait time.
Another article pointed out the savings in time was minimal overall from the old system. What was eliminated was weekend and night service so the transit user saw huge cuts in service.