Our Mission is to Serve
Pierce Transit connects communities with safe, reliable, customer-friendly transit options.
A Brief History
Founded in 1979, Pierce Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) 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, SHUTTLE paratransit and Vanpools that help get passengers to jobs, schools and appointments.
A Board Guides Our Actions
Pierce Transit is governed by a ten-member Board of Commissioners. The Board is made up of elected officials representing thirteen jurisdictions, Pierce County and one non-voting Union Representative.
2013 Ridership Data
Pierce Transit provides three types of transportation services that meet a variety of needs.
Bus (PT local routes)
Rides Per Weekday
Vanpool & Rideshare
Active customers in regional ridematch database for Washington State.
Primary sources of operating and capital revenue:
- 0.6% Local Sales Tax
- Passenger Fares
- Federal Transit Administration
- Sound Transit for regional service
- Pierce Transit is a separate municipal corporation, not part of the City of Tacoma, Sound Transit, or Pierce County.