The Pierce County Transit Board will vote on Monday on whether to cut service by 28 percent. The cuts will impact 20,000 daily transit riders and go into effect September 29.
The cuts come after voters failed to pass Proposition 1 in the election last November. Prop 1 was 704 votes from passing. It would have increased sales tax in Pierce County by three-tenths of one cent.
The service cuts include fewer trips for fixed routes and shuttles, reduced hours of service, drastically reduced weekend service, and no service on six holidays.
Pierce County Transit held nine public meetings at various locations to prepare riders and hear public comments about the cuts. Based on verbal and written comments, they made a number of minor modifications to the plan that did not significantly impact the budget.
The board said the proposed cuts will insure a balanced budget by December 2014.
The board will hear public comments and vote at its montly meeting at 4 p.m. today.