Public hearing set on Pierce Transit boundary changes

The Public Transportation Improvement Conference is proposing a boundary adjustment to Pierce Transit that would remove all of the areas shown in green on this map

The Pierce Transit Public Transportation Improvement Conference (PTIC) has determined that a proposed change in boundaries should be subject to public hearing, as provided by law. This hearing is an opportunity for the public to voice their opinions on the proposed revised boundary delineation.

To view maps of the proposed changes please visit the PTIC website at www.piercetransit.org/ptic.htm.

The cities of  Bonney Lake, Sumner and Buckley have announced their desire to leave the transit district.

The public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Pierce Transit Training Center, 3720 96th Street SW, Lakewood, Wash. The PTIC will accept public comment on the new proposed boundary for Pierce Transit.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing but would like to submit comments, please send those to:  Clerk of the Public Transportation Improvement Conference, c/o Treva Percival, PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496, or e-mail your comments to PTIC staff at ptic@piercetransit.org

The Public Transportation Improvement Conference as outlined by RCW 36.57A.020 was convened by resolution of the Pierce Transit Board of Commission on Nov. 14, 2011. The Conference membership is comprised of one elected official from each jurisdiction within Pierce County and the Pierce County Council. The purpose of this conference is to consider changing the current boundaries of the Pierce Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area.

The headline of this story was corrected. The Public Transit Improvement Conference is independent from Pierce Transit, though Pierce Transit staffers are working on the project.