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NOTICE OF SPECIAL STUDY SESSION MEETING

PIERCE TRANSIT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF SPECIAL STUDY SESSION MEETING

The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Study Session Meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Rainier Room of the Pierce Transit Training Center Building, located at 3720 96th Street SW, Lakewood, Washington.

The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to discuss current and future investments in the Pierce Transit system, including restoration of service hours, refreshing/renewing transit facilities and bus shelters and the expansion of Sound Transit service hours. The Board will also receive an overview of the Agency’s performance standards.

No formal action will occur at this meeting.

The regularly scheduled Board Meeting will be held subsequent to this meeting at 4:00 p.m.

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March 16, 2016

Notice of Meeting Cancellation
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Executive Finance Committee (EFC) meeting of Thursday, March 17, 2016, has been cancelled. Read More »

March 4, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing
Pierce Transit's draft edition of the Long Range Plan, titled Destination 2040, has been filed with the Clerk of the Board. A copy of the entire draft plan, including the appendices, is available for review and comment until April 1, 2016. Read More »

March 1, 2016

Customer Service Phone Issues
Customer Service is experiencing intermittent phone system issues. We appreciate your patience as we work on the situation. Read More »

November 20, 2015

Fare Changes Update
On Dec. 14 the Board of Commissioners passed a measure enacting changes to senior, disabled, youth and SHUTTLE fares effective March 1. Read More »

October 26, 2015

CTAG Applications
Pierce Transit is accepting applications to fill three current vacancies on its Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG). New CTAG appointees will serve a three-year term, beginning with their first CTAG meeting on January 28, 2016 and ending Janua Read More »

October 22, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to obtain comment and feedback from citizens on the proposed 2016 Budget. Read More »

October 16, 2015

Proposed Fare Increase Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held as part of the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners' meeting on November 9, 2015. Read More »

September 23, 2015

New! Express service between NE Tacoma and downtown
Pierce Transit will reintroduce express service between Northeast Tacoma and downtown Tacoma. The new Route 63 is a one-year pilot project to test demand for the service. Read More »

September 18, 2015

Pierce Transit Route 495 Change
Pierce Transit Route 495 changes to Sound Transit Express Route 580; riders will have expanded service to Lakewood and improved bus/train connections Read More »

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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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