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Public Transportation Improvement Conference

Pierce County, WA – On Friday, December 16, 2011, the first meeting of the Public Transportation Improvement Conference was held at the Puyallup Public Library.

The Public Transportation Improvement Conference as outlined by RCW 36.57A.020 was convened by resolution of the Pierce Transit Board of Commission on November 14th 2011. The Conference membership is comprised of one elected official from each city and town within Pierce County and the Pierce County Council. The purpose of this conference is to consider changing the current boundaries of the Pierce Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area.

Councilmember Derek Young of Gig Harbor was selected as Chair and Councilmember Javier Figueroa of University Place as Vice Chair. It was determined that changes in the Pierce Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) boundaries should be considered. The Conference put forward a preliminary delineation that will be sent to each jurisdiction and the Pierce County Council for initial reaction.

The next meeting will be held Friday, January 20, 2012 at 9:00am located at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood WA, 98499, Building 3, Rotunda Room. Please visit www.piercetransit.org/ptic.htm for information regarding the Public Transportation Improvement Conference including a map the preliminary delineations, meeting materials and how to make comments to the Conference.

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