Re: “Transit may eliminate 40 vanpools” (TNT, 3-11).
The elimination of vanpools is a sad indication of a well-meant government program sinking into the morass of multiple bureaucracies.
These vanpools – created to reduce traffic, the need for parking and a reduction of pollution – are a good idea. But as the region grew, each municipality needed a transit agency. Eventually, as these communities grew, we were left with overlapping and redundant systems.
Pierce County, King County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County and Sound Transit each has a territory with resulting management and bureaucracies fighting to survive. Each has six-figure management …