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Pierce Transit Website


Make piercetransit.org your first stop! It’s the place to plan your next trip, find the nearest bus stop, or learn about ORCA cards. Pierce Transit’s website is designed to make public transportation more convenient and easier to understand. All the tools you need to successfully utilize public transportation are available including a regional trip planner, commute options, and service alerts. Plan your next ride on Pierce Transit from any computer or while on the GO with our new mobile site.

Desktop:

  • Easy-to-use trip planner
  • Improved bus timetables
  • Interactive maps showing all bus stops
  • Rider alerts on home page and route pages
  • Adjustable type size for easy reading
  • Foreign language translation
  • Expanded E-store features
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Mobile

  • Real-time bus arrival information
  • GPS-based locations of stops near you
  • Detailed route alerts on the go
  • Link to full, desktop site

Want to know when your next Pierce Transit bus will arrive? Pierce Transit's new mobile website has real-time information for your bus stop. You’ll never have to guess when your bus will arrive.  Access your route and bus stop information with simple easy to use maps.  Real-time arrival information is available on mobile devices and desktops.

Mobile

Get it on the go! Where am I? What time is it and where is my bus? All these questions are now answered with real-time information on mobile devices. If you're using a GPS-enabled device, Pierce Transit's mobile site  detects your location and shows the closest bus stops. You can also enter your route or bus stop number and it will display the route, fare and bus schedule.

Now you’ll never have to guess when your bus will arrive. With PT's new website, the waiting is over! It's the perfect tool for utilizing public transportation.

Desktop

Planning a trip or helping a friend get to your house? Use real-time information in conjunction with Pierce Transit's Trip Planner or route information. Interactive maps for the desktop display each stop on a route. When you want to know when a particular bus is due to arrive at a location just mouse over the bus stop.

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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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