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TRANSIT: Bus service crucial to Puyallup Fair

Letter by Kent Hojem, Puyallup on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 17 Comments »
January 21, 2011 1:11 pm

The Puyallup Fair & Events Center endorses Proposition 1, the “Save Our Buses” measure on the Feb. 8 ballot in Pierce County.

Bus service is crucial to not only the Puyallup Fair and Spring Fair, but many other activities and events held at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.

Cuts in service of 35 percent will eliminate Pierce Transit’s Fair Express buses to the Puyallup Fair. The buses transport riders from six convenient locations in Pierce County to the Puyallup Fair & Events Center during the 17-day Puyallup Fair. More than 100,000 people from Pierce and King Counties who attended the Puyallup Fair last September took Pierce Transit’s Fair Express.

The bus service helped considerably in lessening the traffic around the fair. Without that vital service, it will be more difficult for people to find parking near the fair and will add congestion with approximately 50,000 more cars on the roads.

(Hojem is CEO of the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.)

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