November 5, 2013
As a public agency, Pierce Transit will use taxpayer dollars to transport at least 37 employees on one bus; however, those workers will pay a higher percentage of the actual cost of their ride — about 60%.
August 20, 2013
Natural gas from a local landfill is fueling 143 buses that had been powered by fossil natural gas.
July 25, 2013
Due to an 11% increase in sales tax revenue, Pierce Transit plans to cancel a 28% cut in service hours that was slated for Sept. 29. The transit system will also forgo eliminating nearly 84 jobs as planned.
July 11, 2013
The agency is trying to broaden its strategic direction amid budget issues. It is conducting a trial run of the trolley through September, and is getting funding support for the project from local business groups and the City of Gig Harbor.
May 14, 2013
The agency’s plan to cut 10% of its workforce and 28% of its annual service hours in September received a backlash from the public, and spurred a union vote of no confidence in the CEO. The cuts are a result of a sales tax increase measure that was rejected by voters in November.
April 9, 2013
Sought to switch more than 100 nonunion employees to a market-driven salary system with annual raises awarded by merit only, not by cost-of-living or automatic step increases.
March 12, 2013
Board of directors voted to increase fares for all vanpool users by $2 instead of its initial plan to cut 40 vanpools that start and end outside the agency’s service area.
January 17, 2013
Passed a resolution directing staff to implement service reductions, including elimination of Saturday, Sunday, and holiday service and one bus route, on September 29, 2013. The cuts are a result of the loss of Proposition 1 in November.
September 10, 2012
SHUTTLE will stop serving many Pierce County neighborhoods because buses and shuttles can't serve cities that aren't part of Pierce Transit.
August 28, 2012
Looking into cutting in half or eliminating bus service in the most populous county it serves due to falling sales tax projections and previous service reductions causing a drop in ridership. However, if approved in November, a measure to increase the sales tax may help the struggling agency.
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