Here’s an interesting question posed by the Transportation Issues Daily blog: are vanpools hurting bus transit but benefitting commuters? The Washington Policy Center (WPC) thinks that the case for Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) in southeastern Washington state.
The WPC says that bus ridership there has fallen over the last decade, while vanpool ridership has doubled. The good news though- vanpools are a lot less expensive to operate. Here’s the blog post.