Transportation

Pacific Avenue bus riders be heard

Pierce County is studying the feasibility of implementing a Bus Rapid Transit system along a 14.4-mile corridor on Pacific Avenue (SR 7) between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway and hosting several opportunities to welcome public input.

This may be of particular interest to the medical marijuana patients, vendors and caregivers who frequent Vincere’s Compassion Club as it exists along this route.

Interested? All are welcome to attend an Open House, Board Meeting or Public Hearing to share their opinion

Pierce Transit is studying the feasibility of implementing Bus Rapid Transit along a 14.4-mile corridor on Pacific Avenue | SR 7 between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway.

The corridor is currently served by Pierce Transit’s Route 1, which has the highest ridership of any route (averaging 5,950 weekdays boardings). Riders currently board this 14.4-mile portion of the Route 1 nearly 3,500 times each weekday and make up 65 percent of the route’s ridership.

What is Bus Rapid Transit?

Bus Rapid Transit systems are designed to carry larger numbers of riders with greater speed, reliability and frequency than a standard fixed-route bus. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is:

  • Safe, fast, and reliable transportation that will connect the South Sound community
  • A time-saving escape from gridlock with relaxing, frequent service and state-of-the-art buses that can comfortably hold up to 90 passengers and have amenities such as Wi-Fi and multiple boarding doors.
  • A fast ride that rivals car travel times, with buses arriving every 10-15 minutes
  • New BRT Stations will feature pre-payment options, real-time travel info and weather protection
  • Accessible to all with level boarding for bikes, strollers, wheel chairs and pedestrians
  • Environmentally-friendly, high-speed transit for a fraction of the cost of rail modes
  • A uniquely branded system that is easy to understand and use 
  • Better opportunities for economic development along the corridor

Provide Pierce County with your feedback on station locations Click HERE

Learn about:

  • What is BRT?
  • Who will benefit from BRT?
  • Where will it be?

Provide your input on:

  • Bus station locations
  • Lane treatments (curbside versus median) along the corridor
  • Access routing to Tacoma Dome Station

Pacific Lutheran University
Anderson University Center – Room 133
Park Avenue S and 122nd Street S, Tacoma 98447
Served by Routes 1 & 55


Wednesday, January 23
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
UW-Tacoma Campus
William W. Phillip Hall – Jane Thompson Russell Student Commons – Room WPH 101A
1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma 98402
Served by Routes 123414263102400500501 & ST Link light rail


Thursday, January 24th

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Moore Library 
215 S 56th St, Tacoma 98408
Served by Routes 1 & 41


Tuesday, January 29
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fern Hill Library
765 S 84th St, Tacoma 98444
Served by Route 45


Wednesday, January 30

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sprinker Recreation Center
Rainier Room
14824 C St, Tacoma 98444
Served by Route 1


Thursday, January 31

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Parkland/Spanaway Library
13718 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma 98444
Served by Route 1


Monday, February 4

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

FEBRUARY PUBLIC HEARING

Pierce Transit Training CenterRainier Conference Room 
3720 96th Street SW | Lakewood 98499
Served by Routes 34 & 48.
 
Voice Your Opinion

Monday, February 11
4:00 pm

MARCH BOARD MEETING

Pierce Transit Training CenterRainier Conference Room 
3720 96th Street SW | Lakewood 98499
Served by Routes 34 & 48.
 
Board Takes Action
Monday, March 11
4:00 pm

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