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Pierce Transit Invites Public Input Into Bus Route System Design And Changes

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 late 2016 and 2017.

Citizens are invited to visit www.piercetransit.org/route-analysis-moving-forward/ to provide their feedback in two ways:

· Use 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

· Provide ideas in a narrative fashion at the “Feedback” tab.

Citizens will also be invited to attend one of several public meetings this fall to provide their thoughts in person about how Pierce Transit might prioritize service enhancements. Dates and locations of the meetings will be announced over the summer.

Feedback provided 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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Rebecca Japhet, Communications Manager | T: 253.984.8213 | C: 253.377.5436 |

3701 96th St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 | piercetransit.org