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Vans for the disabled are an expensive, unnecessary luxury

The Metropolitan Transit Authority's mobility program for the disabled looks like an expensive and unnecessary luxury. On a recent 20-minute trip to West Baltimore I spotted three of these vans that were either empty or had only a single passenger.

This program must cost millions of dollars; how can we possibly afford it?

If there is a justifiable need surely it can be met more efficiently by a private carrier. It seems there could be a good story here about an opportunity to cut excessive government spending.

Mike Walkley

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