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Pierce Transit
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Posted: 20-Aug-21

Location: Lakewood, Washington

Type: Full Time

Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree

Categories:

Operations

Years of Experience:

5 - 10
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About Pierce Transit
ABOUT PIERCE TRANSIT Pierce Transit improves people’s quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative, and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected. Founded in 1979, Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation (Pierce Transit) is a nationally recognized leader in the public transportation industry. Pierce Transit covers 292 square miles of Pierce County with roughly 70% of the county population. Serving Washington’s second largest county, Pierce Transit provides three types of service: Fixed Route, Paratransit (SHUTTLE) and Vanpools that help get passengers to jobs, schools and appointments. The agency provides a vital link in the regional transportation system by making connections with King County through express bus services. Pierce Transit is a municipal corporation, not part of the City of Tacoma, Pierce County or Sound Transit. Pierce Transit is governed by a ten-member Board of Commissioners. The Board is comprised of elected officials representing fourteen jurisdictions within Pierce County and one non-voting Union Representative. PIERCE TRANSIT’S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT • In the 1980s, Pierce Tran...sit was among the first transit Agency in the nation to move most of our fleet to running on clean, compressed natural gas (CNG). • Today, 76% of Pierce Transit’s bus fleet runs on CNG, 13% are diesel-electric hybrids, 8% are diesels and 3% run on gas. • In 2018, Pierce Transit began a concerted effort to move a portion of its fleet to battery electric buses. The agency currently has three electric buses, with six more coming online soon. • Pierce Transit has signed onto the American Public Transportation Association’s Sustainability Commitment, committing to sustainable environmental practices. • Pierce Transit has an internal Green Team, which establishes sustainability outcomes and develops best practices, for example, upgrades to LED lighting, which reduced the agency’s carbon footprint by 14 metric tons. Riders and where they are going 46% have been riding 5+ years 52% have no working vehicle 70% use ORCA card 67% from households with annual incomes below $35,000 51% Commute to and from work 50% Medical appointments 72% Shopping and Errands 51% Fun, recreation and social 25% commute to school/college
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