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Notice of Meeting Cancellation

June 15, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Executive Finance Committee (EFC) meeting of Thursday, June 18, 2015, has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next regular EFC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

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June 12, 2015

home-usopen

US Open is Coming!
Although Pierce Transit is not serving the event, there may be higher than normal traffic that may impact service Read More »

June 5, 2015

Notice of Special Study Session Meeting
The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Study Session Meeting on Monday, June 8, 2015, beginning at 3:00 PM Read More »

May 21, 2015

2015 PT Patriotic Bus 1

PIERCE TRANSIT TO UNVEIL PATRIOTIC BUS
Be on the lookout for a Pierce Transit patriotic themed bus. Read More »

May 19, 2015

Cameras On Buses
Pierce Transit continues its commitment to safety with the installation of cameras on buses. By the end of May, every bus in the active fleet will be equipped with interior and exterior cameras capable of capturing video and audio recordings. Read More »

April 16, 2015

CTAG Special Meeting
CTAG will be holding a special orientation meeting on Monday, April 21, 2015, beginning at 1:00 PM and ending approximately at 5:00 PM Read More »

April 15, 2015

COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY GROUP NOTICE OF NEW REGULAR MEETING DATE
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) meeting of Thursday, April 16, 2015, will not be held due to the fact that the CTAG has formally changed its regular meeting date from the third Thursday of each Read More »

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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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