public transportation http://kplu.org en Study: Cities Should Look To Colleges For Tips On Transportation Policy http://kplu.org/post/study-cities-should-look-colleges-tips-transportation-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities could ease traffic congestion by following the example of colleges and universities, according to a study released Thursday.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/attachments/WA_A_New_Course_web.pdf" target="_blank">national study by the&nbsp;WashPIRG&nbsp;Foundation</a> says elected officials should look to places like the University of Washington when shaping transportation policy.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:11:25 +0000 Ed Ronco 13343 at http://kplu.org Study: Cities Should Look To Colleges For Tips On Transportation Policy 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 Pierce County, Vancouver want taxes for transit http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-vancouver-want-taxes-transit <p>Pierce County voters will decide this fall whether to raise the sales tax so that Pierce Transit can restore some of the bus service that was cut last year.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:43:10 +0000 The Associated Press 5253 at http://kplu.org Get 8 tickets to ride when you renew your car tabs in King County http://kplu.org/post/get-8-tickets-ride-when-you-renew-your-car-tabs-king-county <p>The Metropolitan King County Council approved a <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/news/2012/April/PublicTransitIncentive.aspx">two-year incentive program</a> providing eight free bus tickets to drivers renewing car tabs.</p><p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:13:40 +0000 Evan Hoover 4751 at http://kplu.org Get 8 tickets to ride when you renew your car tabs in King County