Susan Barnett wheels herself out in front of her Tacoma home to catch a Pierce County shuttle. Barnett is a wheelchair-bound Tacoma woman who takes a Pierce Transit shuttle to and from church and her bank once a week. For any other trip, Pierce Transit says she must take a fixed-route bus, which can involve a shuttle from her home to a transit center.
Susan Barnett wheels herself out in front of her Tacoma home to catch a Pierce County shuttle. Barnett is a wheelchair-bound Tacoma woman who takes a Pierce Transit shuttle to and from church and her bank once a week. For any other trip, Pierce Transit says she must take a fixed-route bus, which can involve a shuttle from her home to a transit center. lwong@thenewstribune.com Staff photographer
Susan Barnett wheels herself out in front of her Tacoma home to catch a Pierce County shuttle. Barnett is a wheelchair-bound Tacoma woman who takes a Pierce Transit shuttle to and from church and her bank once a week. For any other trip, Pierce Transit says she must take a fixed-route bus, which can involve a shuttle from her home to a transit center. lwong@thenewstribune.com Staff photographer

Larry LaRue: Bus or shuttle? Elderly woman, Pierce Transit don’t fully agree

December 13, 2015 09:00 AM

UPDATED December 16, 2015 07:32 AM

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