Letters to the Editor

Pierce Transit: Shuttle fare increases exorbitant

I am writing to say how disgusted I am with the repugnant and astronomical increases that Pierce Transit has decided to put on the backs of its most vulnerable population.

Over the past 18 months or so, the monthly shuttle pass has gone up by more than 100 percent through two individual increases! This is a population that can sometimes barely afford rent and basic necessities, and yet Pierce Transit thinks it’s OK to gouge them in such a horrendous way. We all know to expect price increases; that is a fact of life. But almost always it is done in incremental amounts that are manageable for a customer. The monthly shuttle pass has now gone from $27 to $63. How do they expect this population to afford that type of increase?

The board of directors should be ashamed.