We’ve been hearing of cuts to major transit systems across the country and now it’s happening in our state. Pierce County Transit Board members last night approved major reductions to bus routes, affecting every line and cutting service by 28 percent.

The agency said cuts were necessary after voters rejected a proposition last year that would have increased the sales tax to maintain current levels of service and more than 80 staff members were laid off to try to save money.

Locally, Spokane Transit is also tossing around the idea of asking for a sales tax increase, so if it comes to that, keep this in mind when voting that if we don’t support it, some transit service will go away.

Here’s more on the Pierce County cuts.

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