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Tag: Pierce Transit


Milton approves joint resolution with Fife, Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transit cuts, moves ahead alternative proposal

The Milton City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution with Fife and Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transit’s plan for cuts to service in the three cities and proposes an alternative to soften the blow of the reductions.

Last month both Fife and Edgewood city councils approved the resolution, which will move to the Pierce Transit board for review upon Milton’s approval of the resolution at a special study session Monday night.

The planned transit cuts are part of a sweeping reduction in Pierce Transit service across Pierce County. The affected routes in the Milton area include Routes 501 and 402,

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Pierce County officials celebrate pilot transportation program at Sumner Senior Center

Several Pierce County officials were on hand Wednesday at the Sumner Senior Center to celebrate the newest transportation project in Pierce County.

Beyond the Borders Connector is a free pilot transportation program available to seniors 65 and older, eligible low-income residents and those with disabilities in Sumner and Bonney Lake, as well as Spanaway, Roy and Yelm. Launched at the beginning of March, it is an extension of a transportation program that has been running for about 10 years throughout Pierce County, and is funded by a grant through Pierce County Community Connections.

This program accommodates

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Pierce Transit starting volunteer task force to clean up bus stops

Pierce Transit is seeking volunteers to participate in a new Adopt-a-Stop program to keep the county’s 3,000 bus stops clean.

People of all ages are welcome to join the program. Volunteers will be expected to pick up trash at least once a week, report vandalism or hazardous materials and complete an activity log/report once a month.  Pierce Transit Staff will help coordinate the efforts.  After a bus stop is adopted, the volunteer’s name will appear on a sign posted at that stop.

For more information, or to get started, call 253-983-3455 or e-mail adoptastop@piercetransit.org.