HIGH Capacity Transit Corridor – soon

Alexandra Mather, the Government and Community Relations Officer for Pierce Transit and her colleague, Darin Stavish, are going to share some information on a Pierce Transit project to build a high capacity transit corridor (HCT) – from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway along SR -7. They would like to engage citizens, give you more information and…

Tempers could flare over RTA tax on vehicle tabs

Have you gotten your statement in the mail for you vehicle registration. Brace yourself if you live in the Regional Transit Area. If you voted on the RTA tax for those trains and light rail in King County and that extension from Lakewood to Dupont, you are impacted. I live outside the RTA and my truck registration…

Motorists should fix leaks so they “Don’t Drip and Drive”

PIERCE COUNTY — Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program. As part of the program, participating repair shops across Washington are conducting free visual leak…

Help shape Sound Transit’s future

Get ready to put on your transit planner hat! This is your chance to shape the next set of Sound Transit projects in the region. Sound Transit is currently updating it’s long range plan which will eventually help inform what projects end up in a Sound Transit 3 ballot proposal in a few years. Now…

Roads & Ferries – Transportation Survey

The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has just released a new survey that will be used to guide state decision making on the future funding of our roads, bridges and ferries. We are at a critical cross road and these decisions will impact us all directly, so please take a minute to complete the survey below:…

Pierce Transit set for anti-terrorism exercise June 12

Transit personnel will participate in a terrorist response exercise in two locations on Thursday, June 12. Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway and Washington State Fair & Event Center in Puyallup will each be the scene of simulated terrorist attacks on Pierce Transit buses. More than 60 volunteers will assist by playing passengers on the buses,…

Ferry rates/schedules change May 1

Peak season on the Pierce County ferry will bring changes to fare rates. Peak season runs May 1 to Sept. 30. Riders should also be aware of several schedule changes that go into effect May 1 that will be in place year-round. Peak season rates and schedule Peak season fare rates start May 1 for…

Anderson Island on a quiet Saturday in March

By Marianne Lincoln Saturday afternoon I wandered to the Town of Steilacoom, parked my car and bought a ticket for the Anderson Island Ferry. As a walk on, I spent $5.15 for the ticket, but since I needed more than two hours on the island, parking was $6. In between the interruptions by trains rolling…

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on the Draft Update to Transportation 2040

PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL — Transportation 2040 is being updated to address current issues and meet statutory requirements. The update includes new forecasts, new analysis tools, and a revised financial strategy. The update includes a framework to prioritize investments and takes a closer look at the region’s preservation and maintenance needs (called State of Good Repair). …

Work or play, drivers need to prepare now for Monday afternoon

WSDOT OLYMPIA – Whether it’s heading home from work or heading to watch the Seahawks attempt to keep their home game winning streak intact, Puget Sound area drivers are urged prepare for possible snow and ice to during the Monday afternoon drive. The current lowland forecast calls for freezing temperatures and possible snow between Everett…

Lakewood Bus Shop closing October 18

LAKEWOOD, WA — Pierce Transit’s Lakewood Customer Service “Bus Shop” will close its doors to the public on October 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ADA Eligibility and Training will remain at the Lakewood location. All other customer service functions will move to the Tacoma Dome Station (TDS) Bus Shop. Saturday sales and bus information phone…