Accessibility

Washington's Pierce Transit to start service reductions early

Posted on March 29, 2011

Due to the anticipated schedule for repair of the fueling station, Lakewood, Wash.-based Pierce Transit cannot return to regular service levels prior to beginning the planned service reductions. Emergency reduced service will continue to operate through mid-June.

As a result of the economic recession and failure of Proposition 1, the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners directed staff to implement a 35 percent reduction in service by October 2011 to address the agency's budget shortfall.

Since Feb. 28, 2011, a fire in Pierce Transit's compressed natural gas fueling station has significantly reduced the agency's ability to operate the regular weekday service schedule. Regular service has been reduced by approximately 20 percent as a result.

Repairs to the fueling station will take several months and the agency will be unable to return to regular service levels prior to implementing permanent reductions.

The plan begins with a 20 percent reduction on June 12, 2011, and a 15 percent reduction on Oct. 2, 2011.  

Shuttle paratransit service for people with disabilities will also be reduced on Oct. 2, 2011.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

GRTC announces first nationally-certified travel trainer

During GRTC’s pilot Travel Training Program, Kelsey Calder completed substantial course work and passed her final practicum in June 2018.

L.A. County awards paratransit contract to MV Transportation

The contract has extended MV Transportation's partnership with Los Angeles County into its second decade.

Calif.'s BBB partners with Lyft to transform Dial-A-Ride program

The new service, called MODE, will improve curb-to-curb and door-through-door transportation.

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Tasked with overseeing and implementing initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, and improve paratransit service.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close