The Coastal Regional Commission, which has been operating an on-call coordinated transit system for rural patrons in Glynn County, has proposed setting up a fixed route system that, in addition to the city of Brunswick proper, would serve the airport, Blythe Island, the colleges and the industrial parks. For some reason, the Glynn County Commission has balked at even considering the almost $300,000 a year available from the FederalTransportation Fund, into which we all pay. Their excuse is that they don't have the required match. Apparently, that the current proposal, starting small and building on what we have, calls for only $200,000 hasn't registered either. Anyway, coming up with $200,000 or $300,000 to provide an amenity to residents, visitors, youngsters, elders and all those distracted people who shouldn't be driving cars anyway, should be easy, especially now that the economy has turned around. Short-term visitors to the Golden Isles now contribute over $7 million dollars a year via the accommodation or bed taxes to Glynn County and the Jekyll Island Authority. $3.1 million of that gets handed to the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau to maintain four poorly visited locations and to spend on TV advertising, to little positive effect. More tourists are flying out of the Brunswick airport than are flying in and more than half our visitors are from just two states, Georgia and Florida. The upscale Sea Island resort has registered decreasing visits and the Jekyll Island Authority is consolidating golf courses because the game is no longer as popular as it was. By shifting just a portion of their ad dollars to the transit system, the CVB would not only have another amenity to tout to visitors coming to take pictures of the vistas and "leave the driving to experts" but they'd earn the plaudits of our permanent residents, as well.