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2013 VANPOOL FARE REVISION - Public Notice

Date: January 17, 2013

PIERCE TRANSIT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
2013 VANPOOL FARE REVISION, TOLL RECOVERY AND SERVICE AREA CHANGE PROPOSAL

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held as part of the Board of Commissioners' meeting on February 11, 2013. The meeting begins at 4:00 pm and will be held in the Rainier Room of the Pierce Transit Training Center, 3720 96th Street SW, Lakewood, Washington. The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on the 2013 vanpool fare revision, toll recovery and service area change proposals.

If approved, the proposed Vanpool related revisions take effect on the following dates:

  • Vanpool fare revision – May 1, 2013
  • Toll recovery – May 1, 2013
  • Service area change - July 1, 2013

1. Proposed Vanpool Fare Revision:

Commuter Vanpool Fares
Monthly rider fare increase ranges from $5 to $55.
Increase is based on vanpool round trip commute miles and workweek schedule.

Workweek Commute Schedule

Per person/ per mo. increase 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 9/80
$5 1 - 52 1 - 49 1 - 36 1 - 31 1 - 47
$10 53 - 76 50 - 69 37 - 52 32 - 44 48 - 68
$20 77 - 105 70 - 90 53 - 72 45 - 62 69 - 94
$30 106 - 141 91 - 120 73 - 96 63 - 82 95 - 126
$45 142 - 211 121 - 180 97 - 144 83 - 124 127 - 189
$55 212 - 264 181 - 240 145 - 180 125 - 155 190 - 236

Daily rider fares increase by $2. New daily rates listed below.

Roundtrip miles Daily fare per rider
1 - 55 $11.00
56 - 95 $13.00
96 and over $15.00

Personal use and business use rates will be 50¢ per mile.

Community Use and Special Use Vanpool Fares
Monthly rate will be $500.00 per month and 50¢ per mile.

2.  Proposed Vanpool Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Recovery:

Commuter vanpools will pay Pierce Transit for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) tolls. (Applies only to vanpools crossing TNB). The monthly rate is subject to change, based on actual toll costs.

Monthly toll rate, per vanpool

Work week Monthly rate
Five day $80
Four day $68
Six day $100
Seven day $116
9/80 $76

Community Use and Special Use vanpools will reimburse Pierce Transit for Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) tolls.

3.  Proposed Vanpool Service Area Revision:

All Pierce Transit vanpools must either have an origin or destination within Pierce Transit's service area/ Public Transportation Benefit Area. (http://www.piercetransit.org/ptic-library/maps/PT_PTBA_May2012.pdf)

The public is invited to appear at the hearing to offer testimony for or against any part of the vanpool proposals.  If you are unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted through February 8, 2013.  Please address your comments to Pierce Transit, ATTN: Lani Fowlkes, P.O. Box 99070, Tacoma, Washington 98496-0070, or email to lfowlkes@piercetransit.org.

Registered SHUTTLE customers may obtain specialized transportation to and from the hearing by calling SHUTTLE at 581-8100 from one to five days in advance of the hearing.  An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be provided upon request with a minimum notice of two weeks.

Barbara B. Schatz
Clerk of the Board

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