Pierce Transit’s plan to end paper transfers (TNT, 6-12) is ill-conceived. It is based on the premise that riders are always making a round trip.
Often I drop my wife off on Sixth Avenue. She takes the bus home, requiring two transfers. She takes the No. 1 bus to the Tacoma Community College transit center, transfers to the No. 52 to the Tacoma Mall transfer center, then takes the No. 55 home. Instead of paying a $2 fare, she will now be compelled to buy a $5 all-day pass?
There are many poor and infirm riders who use the …