Late last night word started spreading on Twitter that Pierce Transit was cancelling ALL of their planned 28% service cuts and most of the planned 84 layoffs. It appears that so far this is NOT a mistimed April Fools prank; from the Tacoma News Tribune:
Pierce Transit said Wednesday it intends to cancel a 28-percent cut in service hours that had been planned for Sept. 29 and maintain current operations because of increased sales tax revenue.
The agency also said it intends to forego eliminating nearly all of the 84 positions that had been slated to be cut in the fall.
The turnabout is due to an 11-percent increase in sales tax revenue during the first four months of this year, said Chief Executive Officer Lynne Griffith.