Jessyn Farrell from Pierce Transit handed out a brochure about "PT Tomorrow," which is going to be a series of public forums where people interested in transit in Pierce County will be able to craft what a system ten or twenty years in the future will look like. I think that this will be a positive exercise, since the community hasn't been asked to think about the whole system and about the future.
I'm currently putting together a vision of public transit that I hope to gather support for from the local neighborhood councils and Tacoma Streetcar.
Here's what the brochure says:
Join us to discuss:
- Prioritizing service. The economic recession has shown us that we can't always have everything.
- Where you'd like to see improvements and least like to see reducations. Destionations? Time of day? Frequency? This is your opportunity.
- Regional connections. Travel beyond Pierce County is important to a growing number of transit riders.
Here are the dates for the "Community Design Workshops"
Lakewood / University Place / 7-8:30 PM
Pierce Transit Training Center, 3720 96th St. SW, Lakewood, 98499
Served by Routes 48, 300
Puyallup / South Hill 10/14 7-8:30 PM
South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E, Puyallup 98375
Served by Routes 402, 490
South Tacoma 10/15 7-8:30 PM
South End Neighborhood Center, 7802 South L St. Tacoma 98408
Served by Routes 45, 48
Gig Harbor / Key Peninsula 10/20 6:30-8 PM
Location TBD. Check PTtomorrow.org for update.
Served by routes 100, 102
Downtown Tacoma 10/27 7-8:30 PM
Evergreen State College, 1210 6th Ave., Tacoma 98405
Served by Routes 1, 16, 26, 28, 57
Parkland / Spanaway 10/29 7-8:30 PM
Parkland / Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S, Tacoma 98444
Served by Route 1
Sumner / Bonney Lake 11/10 6-7:30 PM
Sumner City Hall, 1104 Maple St, Sumner 98390
Served by Routes 408, 409
North & West Tacoma 11/12 7-8:30 PM
University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner, Tacoma 98416
Served by Rotues 16, 51