Pierce Transit http://kplu.org en Renewable Natural Gas from Landfill Fueling Local Buses http://kplu.org/post/renewable-natural-gas-landfill-fueling-local-buses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Natural gas </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from organic waste is gaining momentum as a renewable energy source, and a local transit agency is already on board.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9646 at http://kplu.org Renewable Natural Gas from Landfill Fueling Local Buses Bus riders in Pierce County face drastic cuts after sales tax proposition fails http://kplu.org/post/bus-riders-pierce-county-face-drastic-cuts-after-sales-tax-proposition-fails <p></p><p>Bus riders all over the Puget Sound region are coping with cuts in service, but Pierce County is facing something much more drastic.</p><p>If you don’t have a car in Pierce County, you may be homebound on the weekends and after 7 pm. That’s because voters have now – for the second time – rejected a sales tax increase. Pierce Transit will likely have to cut service in half.</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:39:21 +0000 Ashley Gross 7148 at http://kplu.org Bus riders in Pierce County face drastic cuts after sales tax proposition fails Pierce County bus riders face dramatic cuts if sales tax hike fails http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-bus-riders-face-dramatic-cuts-if-sales-tax-hike-fails <p>Bus riders in Pierce County face dramatic cuts to service if voters reject a ballot proposition to hike the sales tax. Opponents are fighting hard against the measure, saying it would make Pierce County’s sales tax the highest on the West Coast.</p><p>If you ask people in downtown Tacoma how they feel about paying more in sales tax, you hear a common refrain.</p><blockquote><p>"The sales tax is pretty high as it is, and I think it will be hard for people to swallow," said Michele Anderson.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 6883 at http://kplu.org Pierce County bus riders face dramatic cuts if sales tax hike fails More leaving cars behind when going to work in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/more-leaving-cars-behind-when-going-work-seattle <p>More people who work in downtown Seattle are riding mass transit than driving to the office. That&rsquo;s according to a survey just released by Commute Seattle, a non-profit that tries to reduce the number of people who drive alone.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 01:05:17 +0000 Charla Bear 1944 at http://kplu.org More leaving cars behind when going to work in Seattle Commissioners must slash bus service in Pierce County http://kplu.org/post/commissioners-must-slash-bus-service-pierce-county <p><em><strong>Update: On Monday, May 9, the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners approved a 20% permanent service reduction scheduled to start June 12. But the board rejected the proposed plan for the final 15% reduction scheduled for October, and instead directed staff to develop a modified plan that focuses on maximizing ridership.</strong></em></p><p>The next time you&#39;re stuck in traffic, frustrated by the length of your commute time, take a moment to consider how long your trip would be if you couldn&#39;t drive to your workplace, your doctors office, or your church.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 May 2011 01:19:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1550 at http://kplu.org Commissioners must slash bus service in Pierce County Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-16 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Heavy Rains Coming Wednesday Trigger Flood Watch</b></li><li><b>Pierce Transit Makes Some Deep Service Cuts Permanent</b></li><li><b>King County Project Likely Culprit of Massive Sinkhole</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Flood Watch Tomorrow for Western Washington</b></p><p>Heavy rains over the next few days <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ505&amp;warncounty=WAC033&amp;firewxzone=WAZ657&amp;local_place1=2+Miles+NE+Renton+WA&amp;product1=Flood+Watch">have triggered a flood watch beginning tomorrow</a> afternoon for many western Washington counties. The National Weather Service office in Seattle forecasts warmer temperatures as a very wet frontal system stalls over the region tonight and tomorrow, dumping rain and raising mountain freezing levels from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:49:55 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1093 at http://kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines No injuries in natural gas explosions at Pierce Transit facility http://kplu.org/post/no-injuries-natural-gas-explosions-pierce-transit-facility <p><i>Updated 9:07 p.m. </i></p><p>Several explosions rocked a Pierce Transit facility in Lakewood late this afternoon, and officials say they suspect natural gas ignited at a compressor, burning tanks that fuel buses. There were no reports of injuries, and the fire has been extinguished.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:42:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 899 at http://kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Thousands Mourn Slain Guard as Investigations Continue</b></li><li><b>Pierce Transit Ballot Defeated</b></li><li><b>School Votes Mixed</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guard's Memorial Draws Huge Crowds</strong></p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:58:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 748 at http://kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines