A press release from Pierce Transit.
Pierce Transit’s draft edition of the Transit Development Plan (TDP) covering 2021-2026 has been filed with the Clerk of the Board. A copy will be available for review beginning September 2, 2021, at www.piercetransit.org/documents.
A public hearing will be held as part of the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021. The Board meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. and will be conducted virtually. The meeting can be heard by dialing 253.215.8782 and entering meeting ID Code 824 8002 5998 or by accessing us02web.zoom.us/j/82480025998. A physical meeting location will not be provided for this meeting.
To provide oral comments during the public hearing, please press the Raise Hand button near the bottom of the Zoom window or *9 on your phone. Those providing comment will be allowed up to three minutes to speak. Written comments will be received up to Friday, September 10, 2021, and may be emailed to Djacobson@piercetransit.org, or submitted to Deanne Jacobson, Clerk of the Board, 3701 96th Street SW Lakewood, WA 98499. Written comments will be compiled and forwarded to the Pierce Transit Board.
The Transit Development Plan (TDP) reports on Pierce Transit’s annual operating budget, capital investments, and business strategies, and is submitted to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) annually. This year’s TDP highlights agency work accomplished in 2020; provides a general outline of services and facility changes anticipated from 2021-2026; and financial elements (both operating and capital), budgeted for 2021 plus projected unmet needs for 2021-2026. Once finalized, Pierce Transit will use the TDP to guide specific development of upcoming service designs, business strategies, and budget considerations.
The Transit Development Plan document is scheduled for formal adoption at the October 11, 2021, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Pierce Transit will accept written comments on the proposed plan up to Friday, September 24, 2021. Written comments should be submitted to Duane Wakan, Senior Planner, 3701 96th Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, or by email at Dwakan@piercetransit.org.