Pierce Transit, to observe their 30th anniversary of emerging from Tacoma Transit, is launching a PT Tomorrow campaign, which is being billed as a potential total redesign of the route system.
There are basically no details about what kind of changes, but that may be because the first step is to gather public comment about the current system and what’s missing from it. A series of public meetings will run from October 6 to November 12, where PT invites you to comment on the following:
- Prioritizing service. The economic recession has shown us that we can’t always have everything.
- Where you’d like to see improvements and least like to see reductions. Destinations? Time of day? Frequency? This is your opportunity.
- Regional connections. Travel beyond Pierce County is important to a growing number of transit riders.
Of course, you can also comment electronically. This input will lead to a plan in April 2010.
Pierce Transit is in an unusually good position, given that their sales tax is only at 0.6%. That means a 50% tax revenue increase is available given local political will.