Pierce Transit proposes more cuts

Justin Leighton and Meg Herring discuss her transit needs.
Justin Leighton and Meg Herring discuss her transit needs.

Monday, March 18, an open house was held by Pierce Transit at the Parkland Spanaway Library to reveal to the local public the proposed service cuts for later this year. The vast majority of Pierce Transit funding comes from a portion of the sales tax. With the economy still down and the failure of a proposed funding increase on the ballot, Pierce Transit is once again scaling back operations.

The 402 route was cut from the Spanaway Graham area in the last round of changes along with the scaling back of the size of the RTA taxing district.  Many of these cuts involve making trips on current routes less frequent and ending service earlier in the evening. If you ride the bus, you w ill need to check that you can get back from where you went before the busses stop for the evening.

Revenue sources and sales tax decline
Revenue sources and sales tax decline

Here is the link to the Pierce Transit changes.

PIERCE TRANSIT NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY GROUP (CTAG)

The Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) of Pierce Transit will hold a special meeting in the Rainier Room of the Training Center Building at 3720 – 96th Street SW, Lakewood, Washington, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 5:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct regular business.

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