WSDOT about face
July 23, 2020
There was no explanation of why Washington State Department of Transportation announced it planned to cut COAST’s funding last week and none when it pivoted on that decision Saturday to make no cuts at all.
COAST Executive Director Paige Collins received word on Saturday—which coincidentally was her birthday—the transportation arm of Council on Aging would have the funding to continue providing its services.
“The decisions I was starting to make were giving me a lot of heartache,” she said.
As of Friday, COAST was facing a cut of 80% to its annual budget which would have nixed all...