The city of Bonney Lake was officially removed from the Pierce Transit service district in October 2012 and wants you to help determine what might come next.
According to a press release issued by the city this week, several East Pierce cities no longer within Pierce Transit's service district are also looking into transportation alternatives for its citizens. (Here is a similar survey distributed by the city of Sumner for its citizens.) While that big-picture exploration continues, residents of Bonney Lake are invited to participate in a survey to share your thoughts on what public transportation services you would like and just as importantly, what you would use.
The lack of ridership was pointed out by State Sen. Pam Roach during a recent town hall meeting in Bonney Lake when City Councilmembers James Rackley and Tom Watson shared their concern about how the absence of transportation services was affecting not just city residents but those living on the greater Plateau.
The removal of Bonney Lake from the transit district means city residents have seen a half-cent reduction in the local sales tax rate, where that revenue had been used in Pierce Transit's operating revenue. The survey also asks what residents might be willing to pay for such an alternative service.
Click here to take the survey online: www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLTransitSurvey.
Printed copies of the survey are also available at all City facilities.