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Pierce Transit holding open houses to gather public input on bus route system improvements

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a route system designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today and into the future. To meet that goal, the agency is conducting a comprehensive analysis of its existing bus service to help form recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Since public input is an important part of the process, Pierce Transit is seeking citizens’ input into changes it might make and how the agency should prioritize service enhancements in 2017 and beyond.

Pierce Transit will hold three open houses to give citizens information about possible service enhancements and gather their feedback. Dates, times and locations are:

Lakewood – Thursday, July 28
Pierce Transit Building 5 Training Center, Rainier Room
3720 – 96th St. SW
5 – 7 p.m.
Served by Routes 48, 300

Puyallup – Tuesday, Aug. 9
Puyallup Library Board Room
324 S. Meridian
5 – 7 p.m.
Served by Routes 400, 402, 409, 425

Tacoma – Thursday, Aug. 11
Hilltop Community Health Care Center
1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
5 – 7 p.m.
Served by Routes 2, 3, 28, 45, 57, 102

In addition to attending the open houses, citizens may visit www.piercetransit.org/route-analysis-moving-forward/ to provide their feedback in two ways:  

1. Using the "Build Your Own System" web tool to prioritize various service enhancements (e.g., more frequent weekday or weekend service; more frequent bus service to commuter rail stops) and other amenities (e.g., additional shelters; improved lighting at bus stops); and/or

2. Providing ideas in narrative fashion at the "Feedback" tab.

Feedback provided at the open houses and via the website will drive plans for service restoration and enhancements in the upcoming year as well as a larger system vision for the future.        

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Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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