News & Announcements
The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 13, 2013. The meeting will begin at 4:00 pm and will be held in the Rainier Room of the Pierce Transit Training Center, located at 3720 96th St. SW, Lakewood, WA. The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on proposed changes to Pierce Transit bus service effective September 29, 2013.
Nine public meetings have been held at various locations throughout the Pierce Transit service area including: City of Tacoma (2 meetings), City of Puyallup (2 meetings), NE Tacoma, City of University Place, City of Lakewood, City of Gig Harbor and Parkland/Spanaway in Unincorporated Pierce County.
Pierce Transit is responding to the continuing deficit in sales tax collections that began in December 2007. Sales tax collections represent 70% of our revenue. To address our current budget shortfall, we propose the service reductions as described below. These changes include modifications in all parts of Pierce Transit’s network. These modifications are intended to respond to the need to eliminate an additional 28% of the services Pierce Transit currently operates.
The specific details of each route alternative are described at the www.piercetransit.org website and are generally described below.