Sound Transit seeks input on proposed new Pierce County bus route

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New route to connect Lakewood and Puyallup Sounder Stations

Sound Transit is seeking input on a proposed new express bus route to connect several park-and-ride lots with Lakewood and Puyallup Sounder Stations.  

The new service would provide fast commuter service connecting Lakewood Station, the SR-512 Park-and-Ride, South Hill Park-and-Ride, the Fairgrounds Red Lot and Puyallup Station.   

Buses would connect with every Sounder train at Puyallup and provide a connection to Sounder for Lakewood residents for all ten Sounder round trips.  

Buses will also connect with the "reverse-commute" trips - trains going south to Tacoma in the morning and north to Seattle in the afternoon. This will provide a new opportunity for riders from Tukwila, Kent, Auburn and Sumner to commute to Lakewood on transit.  

The new route is part of the agency's 2015 Service Implementation Plan and would go live during regularly scheduled service changes in June of 2015. Sound Transit is seeking input on the new route at an upcoming public meetings and a public hearing in November as well as online. The meeting and public hearing will be:  

Wednesday, Oct. 29
3:30-7 p.m. 
Lakewood Station
First Floor
11424 Pacific Hwy SW
Lakewood, WA 98499  

Thursday, Nov. 6
12-12:30 p.m.
Public Hearing at Sound Transit Headquarters
Union Station Ruth Fisher Board Room
401 S. Jackson St.  

Input gathered will be presented to the Sound Transit Board in December as it considers the service plan during the agency's budget development process.  

A detailed summary of the route and complete Draft Service Implementation Plan is available here: www.soundtransit.org/SIP