High Capacity Transit Study
Pierce Transit, working in partnership with the City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Sound Transit, Washington State DOT, and other agencies, is conducting a High Capacity Transit (HCT) study of the 14-mile corridor along Pacific Avenue | SR 7 between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway. This corridor is currently served by Pierce Transit’s Route 1, which has the highest ridership in the system with nearly 6,000 boardings per weekday.
The HCT feasibility study is intended to:
- Identify cost-effective enhancements that will increase transit ridership by improving the speed, reliability, and comfort of the service
- Better connect the southern end of the Pierce Transit service area (Spanaway) to Downtown Tacoma, a Regional Growth Center
- Support local and regional goals of stimulating urban infill projects through compact land use, transit-oriented development, and targeted growth in employment
- Improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other corridor users
What is High Capacity Transit?
High Capacity Transit (HCT) systems are designed to carry larger number of riders with greater speed, reliability, and frequency than a standard bus. HCT includes rail modes, such as light rail and streetcar, and bus rapid transit (BRT), which emulates light rail using rubber-tired vehicles. The most appropriate HCT mode for Pacific Avenue | SR 7 will be determined by the level of ridership and cost.
How you can get involved
More information will be available here as it's updated. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities to provide feedback at any time, contact Darin L. Stavish, AICP Principal Planner
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