Transit troubles need more attention


I don’t understand the transit board’s decision on doing away with weekend service. I didn’t hear of any other ideas of solving the problem.

Do they realize that in conjunction with the Aberdeen-Hoquiam run (which goes on the half hour) the Ocean Shores bus and Olympia bus start or go through Hoquiam nine times that the same buses go through Aberdeen to Hoquiam 16 times — isn’t that a waste?

Everybody, including senior citizens, students and disabled citizens, should pay $1 to ride. In that way they could transfer at no cost.

They said that 3,500 riders use the bus on weekend, of those 80 percent ride on Saturday.

I know the taxpayer doesn’t realize the waste in the transit system, but it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out a new schedule to meet their budget.

Maybe they should have a citizens committee look into the matter.

Patrick O’Connor

Hoquiam