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DOTG Downtown On The Go Downtown On the Go is a partnership of Pierce Transit, the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, and downtown businesses. Together, they're working to reduce drive-alone trips in Downtown Tacoma.

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Employer Services

WORKPLACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Pierce Transit works with employers to develop transportation programs that help employees improve their commutes. We provide one-on-one assistance in setting up ORCA Business Accounts to subsidize transit passes, forming carpools and vanpools, educating employees and managers through on-site meetings, and providing incentives to encourage smart commutes. We work with businesses of all sizes. For information about setting up a workplace transportation program, call Karen Henderson at 253.581.8008 or Sharon Stockwell at 253.581.8112 or visit PierceTrips.com.

We offer a variety of free services designed to support a transportation program that’s just right for your business and employees


ETC Development and Support
The Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) is an integral part of every workplace transportation program. The following services ensure the success of this key person:

  • New Employee Transportation Coordinator orientation meetings
  • Variety of promotional and marketing materials
  • Training
  • Network meetings
  • Commuter Information Center boards
  • Reserved carpool/vanpool  parking signage
  • Survey assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • ETC recognition through annual Summit Awards

Trip Reduction Strategy Consultation
We provide consultation services to help develop an appropriate mix of trip reduction strategies which is the key to a successful workplace program. These services include:



Presentations

Pierce Transit’s Employer Services staff is happy to present to employees, managers, and other interested parties topics such as the benefits of commute options, how to overcome barriers, and the value of ORCA (One Regional Card for All) Business Accounts.


Transportation Fairs and Events

Pierce Transit’s Employer Services staff is available to help Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) plan and promote transportation fairs and other special events. We will assist with providing materials, staffing of booths, ridematching and trip planning.

We will also meet with employees in a round-table environment such as a brown bag lunch, to educate and inform them on commute options.


Program Materials

The following materials are available at no cost to businesses in Pierce County;

  • Brochures and Posters: Carpool, Vanpool, RideshareOnline.com and more
  • Bus Books: Pierce Transit and Sound Transit route schedules and maps
  • Carpool and Vanpool Signage: Parking signs and permits
  • Pierce County bike maps
  • Commuter Information Center boards: (38” wide x 27” high x .25” thick) Acrylic boards that display an ETC’s name, poster, schedules, and brochures

Promotional Campaigns

Pierce Transit’s Employer Services staff provides all promotional campaign materials such as the campaign toolkit, posters, brochures, graphics, and customized materials for various campaigns such as Relax Rewards, Love to Ride, Wheel Options, and the Bike Month Commuter Challenge.



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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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