Vanpools are challenging, another commissioner said. People won’t do it because schedules don’t permit. Unless the Navy gets their employees into carpools, the problem won’t be solved.
It was also mentioned that a resident wanted a dedicated HOV mass transit lane on the bridge.
Commissioner Garahan said it should go all the way to Naval Air Station North Island, while Giorgione said the HOV lane should be on I-5, as well.
“And you can see how it gets complicated.”
Giorgione proposed to table the idea. In its place, another “strategy for decreasing volume” — which they had discussed with the Navy — was to provide “one of three incentives, or two of three” to get commuters to use mass transit. They included easier access, parking, and cost.
“If gas is $5 a gallon, people may start thinking about carpooling.” ■
— Sheila Pell