CTAG Community Transportation Advisory Group

General Information

The Pierce Transit Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) is a nine-member advisory group that provides input to the Board of Commissioners. It was chartered to offer an opportunity for community stakeholders to provide feedback and suggest improvements and recommendations on plans, policies, and services offered by Pierce Transit.

CTAG was created to provide a forum for interactive discussions that encourages community stakeholder input, creating a two-way conduit to inform and get information out to the public; represent the interests of the community and assist staff and the Board of Commissioners in meeting strategic priorities. They provide input to the Board of Commissioners on local public transportation issues such as: service changes, Title VI requirements, strategic plans, budget, fare structures, transit amenities, and other issues.

CTAG meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are located at the Training Building, in the Rainier Room, at 3720 – 96th ST SW, Lakewood, WA. This location is served by Routes 48 and 300. The meetings are open to the public and include a forum for community comment.

CTAG members serve three-year terms.  Members are selected to achieve diversity and geographical representation in the Public Transportation Benefit Area. The group includes senior citizens, youth, people with disabilities, college students, business owners, social service agency representatives, neighborhood associations, the medical community, environmentalists, and bicyclists.


Application for Membership

Learn more how you can make a difference in your community by joining CTAG HERE. If you would like to be considered for membership in the Community Transportation Advisory Group, complete the Community Transportation Advisory Group application (available here) and mail it to following:

Pierce Transit
C/O CTAG Liasion
PO Box 99070
Lakewood, WA 98496-0070

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Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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