On Monday evening, the Pierce County Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing on ending sale of ticket books to the general public effective January 1. This is obviously a casualty of the ORCA rollout, and would sadly mean the end of the buy-10-get-one-free deal these books offered. From the press release:
Tickets would still be available for sale to human/social service providers, school districts and administrators of the Pierce County Superior Court Juror Ticket Program.
These groups would be able to purchase:
• Regular adult tickets for $1.75 each
• Discounted tickets for $0.75 each for use by youth, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and individuals with a valid Medicare card…
Human/social service providers, schools and the Pierce County Superior Court would be required to preorder and prepay for tickets.
Board meetings usually begin at 4:00 p.m. and are held in the Main Training Room (The Rainier Room) on the first floor of Pierce Transit’s Training Center, Building 5, directly across 96th Street from our Maintenance Base. Address: 3720 96th St SW, Lakewood, WA.
According to spokesperson Rochelle Ogershok, Metro has no plans to discontinue ticket book sales.