Pierce County is extremely shortsighted by selecting the Puget Sound Hospital site for its campus.
Currently, there are only two transit options to this site: Pierce Transit buses 1 and 53. Conversely, the urban core of Tacoma has 18 Pierce Transit buses, two Sound Transit buses and three buses that serve Pierce and Thurston counties. The Tacoma Link light rail is posed to expand from the urban core to the Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods. We taxpayers are paying $133 million for this Link expansion.
Why are we taxpayers paying for a Class A, $90 million building that is not accessible to all the citizens of Pierce County?
We taxpayers deserve a deliberate, well-studied choice that will serve Pierce County for the next 75 years.