Washington County Commissioner John Munson, whose last Big Idea was to declare the county's efforts to redevelop Fort Ritchie a failure and give the old Army base back to Uncle Sam, now favors shutting down the County Commuter bus system. But this time Munson has an idea for what should replace what he wants to shut down. Give us more details, please.
Munson's comments came during a county board discussion of ways to make the bus system more efficient. Munson said that taxpayers often ask him why the county runs the bus service even though few people appear to ride it. It doesn't break even, Munson said, so he would shut it down.
Before we address Munson's proposed solution to the transportation needs of those who ride the buses, let us point out that taxpayers support a system of parks, even though they are not jammed with people all the time.