Letterkenny Army Depot employees save...

Letterkenny Army Depot employees save with vanpool service

There are 61 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Letterkenny Army Depot employees save with vanpool service. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Theyre here: A group of Letterkenny Army Depot workers gets out of a van on the first day of vanpooling.

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hmmmmm

Greencastle, PA

#1 Mar 17, 2011
so the pensions, healthcare, day care wasn't enough?

now the taxpayers have to subsidize their ride to work too!

heck, why don't we just pay them their over sized salaries/perks to stay home then?

we taxpayers can always find a second (or third) job to support them I suppose.

GET OFF THE DOLE!!!!
Sawitcoming

Mays Landing, NJ

#2 Mar 17, 2011
hmmmmm wrote:
so the pensions, healthcare, day care wasn't enough?
now the taxpayers have to subsidize their ride to work too!
heck, why don't we just pay them their over sized salaries/perks to stay home then?
we taxpayers can always find a second (or third) job to support them I suppose.
GET OFF THE DOLE!!!!
No doubt! Talk about never ending hand-outs!
no-crat

Apopka, FL

#3 Mar 17, 2011
hmmmmm wrote:
so the pensions, healthcare, day care wasn't enough?
now the taxpayers have to subsidize their ride to work too!
heck, why don't we just pay them their over sized salaries/perks to stay home then?
we taxpayers can always find a second (or third) job to support them I suppose.
GET OFF THE DOLE!!!!
It (the money) came out of O-bum-r's stash at no cost to you. Remember the video of the lady in Chicago when they were handing out the money?[She] said "I don't know, I guess it came from Obama's stash".
It's free money...take it!
(remember, it's my guess)
Jay

United States

#4 Mar 17, 2011
Stop it. Can't you tell this is a political ploy aimed to create discourse between the parties. Grow some *****s and not allowed yourself to become like the parties leadership. Vile, vindictive, corrupt, greedy and above all uncaring to the plight of us the american people. Egos
lolwut

United States

#5 Mar 17, 2011
-Commuter Services, funded partly though a federal grant, helps commuters organize their own carpools or vanpools.

-Cost savings is the number one reason to join a vanpool, and federal employees can receive up to $230 each month as a subsidiary voucher to use toward vanpool costs.

So not only is federal taxpayer money going to the van company to provide the service, but it's also reimbursing people to use it? I guess the cost savings compared to using their own vehicle isn't enough incentive? Must be nice to get paid to be driven to work.
what the

Aspers, PA

#7 Mar 17, 2011
Federal employees can get the voucher but people working for contractors can't. What is wrong with that picture? They are going the same place, to do the same jobs for the same country. Just not lucky enough to work for the federal government or know that right people I guess I should say....
what the

Aspers, PA

#8 Mar 17, 2011
sorry should read the right people
Just Great

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Mar 17, 2011
I think this is great. Traffic is always very heavy at the begining and end of shifts and it is helping the enviroment and the economy. Perhaps more business would look in to something like this for their employees.
The only thing negaitve about this is people's unnecessary opinions
anon2

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Mar 17, 2011
This is a great thing. It is not new, DC area gov commuters have been getting this for years. This is not something that President Obama initiated. This was going on long before he took office. It is only new at Letterkenny. Mechannicsburg Naval Depot has a voucher system going and riders use the vouchers to ride the CAT buses. The Army War College in Carlisle has been using Van pools for several years now. I would think that people would be glad that fewer gas guzzeling vehicles are on the road each day, saving both gasoline (more for you) and wear and tear on the roads which our tax dollars go toward fixing. Is there anything that you complainers can feel happy about?
Sawitcoming

Mays Landing, NJ

#11 Mar 17, 2011
Just Great wrote:
I think this is great. Traffic is always very heavy at the begining and end of shifts and it is helping the enviroment and the economy. Perhaps more business would look in to something like this for their employees.
The only thing negaitve about this is people's unnecessary opinions
Private business does not have the luxury of or access to taxpayer money.
What

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Mar 17, 2011
hmmmmm wrote:
so the pensions, healthcare, day care wasn't enough?
now the taxpayers have to subsidize their ride to work too!
heck, why don't we just pay them their over sized salaries/perks to stay home then?
we taxpayers can always find a second (or third) job to support them I suppose.
GET OFF THE DOLE!!!!
Please read the whole article before you open your pie hole.....

The vans are owned by BPSI and Blue Mountain. Riders share the cost of renting the vans and mileage. Individual fees are based on how often a person uses the service and his or her mileage. A driver volunteers from the pool of riders.
what the

Aspers, PA

#13 Mar 17, 2011
I was not saying it wasn't a good idea. I am just saying they are going the same place so why not be able to enjoy the same benefits. Wasn't trying to be negative, was just asking a question. And to just great, what makes you think your opinion is necessary?
Sawitcoming

Mays Landing, NJ

#16 Mar 17, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Please read the whole article before you open your pie hole.....
The vans are owned by BPSI and Blue Mountain. Riders share the cost of renting the vans and mileage. Individual fees are based on how often a person uses the service and his or her mileage. A driver volunteers from the pool of riders.
Did you read the next sentance in the article?
What

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Mar 17, 2011
Sawitcoming wrote:
<quoted text>Did you read the next sentance in the article?
Sure did...

"Cost savings is the number one reason to join a vanpool, and federal employees can receive up to $230 each month as a subsidiary voucher to use toward vanpool costs," Lutz said.

I don't see anywhere in the above sentence stating this is coming from taxpayers. For all I know it's from a coffee fund. You shouldn't assume until you know the exact facts.
MPO

Shippensburg, PA

#18 Mar 17, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure did...
"Cost savings is the number one reason to join a vanpool, and federal employees can receive up to $230 each month as a subsidiary voucher to use toward vanpool costs," Lutz said.
I don't see anywhere in the above sentence stating this is coming from taxpayers. For all I know it's from a coffee fund. You shouldn't assume until you know the exact facts.
Tax payer pay for mileage and rent. The employee are given a voucher for $230.00. How much are we paying to rent? How much are we paying per mile? No private sector employee get pay transportation to and from! Another rip off of our tax dollars!
my2cents

New Bloomfield, PA

#19 Mar 17, 2011
Well as someone who's husband uses the service. The voucher goes into the rental of the vehicle and gas. We don't get the voucher for cash money then a free ride. Instead of being so hateful, just get a job working for the government. Then you can get in on all the $$MILLIONS$$ my husband brings home each week!
what the

Aspers, PA

#23 Mar 17, 2011
my2cents wrote:
Well as someone who's husband uses the service. The voucher goes into the rental of the vehicle and gas. We don't get the voucher for cash money then a free ride. Instead of being so hateful, just get a job working for the government. Then you can get in on all the $$MILLIONS$$ my husband brings home each week!
Not being hateful and for your information my husband has been tying to get a job with the government for a long time. Does the same job as them day in and day out. Never gets picked for job because he doesn't have vet preference which by the way he is one. Missed vet preference by one day and as far as I am concerned served his country should be considered one But that is neither here nor there. I understand you don't get the cash money but that is still money you don't have to pay out of your pocket for gas and maintnence on your own vehicle.And before anyone jumps down my throat for my comment am a very proud American and appreciate all vets who have and continue to serve our country everyday.
Former Rider

Orrstown, PA

#24 Mar 17, 2011
lolwut wrote:
-Commuter Services, funded partly though a federal grant, helps commuters organize their own carpools or vanpools.
-Cost savings is the number one reason to join a vanpool, and federal employees can receive up to $230 each month as a subsidiary voucher to use toward vanpool costs.
So not only is federal taxpayer money going to the van company to provide the service, but it's also reimbursing people to use it? I guess the cost savings compared to using their own vehicle isn't enough incentive? Must be nice to get paid to be driven to work.
The federal employees do not see any type of money from this. It is given in the form of a voucher. The rider will sign for the voucher for that payment to be sent to pay for the use of the van, gas, etc. Maybe one should gather all information prior to voicing their pessimistic opinions.
Former Rider

Orrstown, PA

#25 Mar 17, 2011
Sawitcoming wrote:
<quoted text>Private business does not have the luxury of or access to taxpayer money.
But you do have the luxury to do something like this. Check out PA Commuter Services and you can sign up and find other people in your area that you can carpool with. This will save you money for gas and wear and tear on your vehicle from everyday use.
Big Joke

Greencastle, PA

#26 Mar 17, 2011
Amazing how who is taking the credit for "accomodating" this program that has been a federal mandate for over a decade. One employee brought all of this information to the plate and fought for the government workers to participate in this benefit.

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