Pierce Transit has won a $1.1 million state grant to increase bus service on the Pacific Avenue corridor between Parkland and downtown Tacoma.
The money will enable Pierce Transit to restore bus service every 15 minutes during peak hours from the Parkland Transit Center to downtown Tacoma over the next two years, starting in September. Service during peak hours is currently every 20 minutes. The change will add about 3,700 service hours back into Pierce Transit’s system.
The regional mobility grant is part of the 2013-15 Washington State Transportation Budget.
The change will boost service on Route 1, which runs from the Roy ‘Y’ to Tacoma Community College. In 2012, Route 1 had 1,984,587 boardings – nearly 19 percent of Pierce Transit’s total boardings.