Pierce Transit is hosting a virtual forum on potential future bus rapid transit routes on June 29 – The Suburban Times

Pierce Transit announcement.

Pierce Transit studies the expanded potential Flow service, to assess and prioritize potential future bus rapid transit services (BRT) by analyzing routes 2, 3, 4 and 402. These four additional routes were selected because they have high ridership, direct connections to regional growth centers and travel along corridors with new development high density, planned or in progress. Routes are evaluated on a list of considerations, including an analysis of equity, potential ridership and the level of commitment to the project by various communities along the routes.

On Wednesday, June 29, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pierce Transit will hold a live, online public meeting on the Flow System Expansion Study. Participants will receive information on the results of the preliminary study, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the project team. The virtual meeting will be held live on Zoom and will then be posted on the agency’s YouTube channel and website.

To attend the meeting, community members simply need to visit RideStream.org to add the meeting to their calendar. They can also click on the Zoom meeting link at the time of the meeting, or join by phone by calling 253.215.8782 and entering ID 848 5173 3222.

BRT systems are designed to carry more passengers with greater speed, reliability and frequency than a standard fixed-route bus. BRT stations have additional amenities, such as real-time arrival information; off-board ticket collection, elevated platforms and multiple gates for faster boarding; prioritization of transit signals for faster travel times through congested intersections; and uniquely branded vehicles that carry more passengers, have room for bicycles on board, and offer easier wheelchair access.

The public can learn more about Pierce Transit’s inaugural Pacific Avenue/SR 7 Bus Rapid Transit project, currently in design, at RideStream.org. They can also sign up to receive email updates by visiting PierceTransit.org/StayConnected, entering their email address and selecting the subject “Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project”. Questions and comments can be emailed to brt@piercetransit.org.

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