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2016 route analysis

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a bus system that was designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today, tomorrow, and into the future. In order to determine the best ways of moving forward, we are exploring important questions about the design, functionality, and goals of the system, such as:

  • Is the current route network the right design for the future?
  • How well does it fit the community plans of the area?
  • Does Pierce Transit make it easy for you to get connected?




Operator Of The Month



Doug Brown Op of Month

“I enjoy contributing to Pierce Transit by building relationships.”



Pierce Transit Adopt a Stop Program AdoptAStop_shelter


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Pierce Transit has more than 3,000 bus stops and shelters throughout Pierce County. Each one is part of a community. By volunteering as an Adoptee for the Adopt A Stop program you can make a difference in yours.

IT’S EASY TO GET STARTED

  1. Choose a bus stop.
  2. Contact us
  3. Get your supplies. We’d like to thank you in person for volunteering when we give you your supplies. Come to Pierce Transit’s headquarters in Lakewood—or, we can meet you at another location. We’ll go over the program and present you with your welcome packet, which includes safety supplies.
  4. Report your activities once a month.

TO THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING

After your stop is adopted, your name will appear on a sign which will be posted at that stop. You may also receive recognition in one or more of our publications. Recycling is encouraged, and any profit from the sale of recyclable items is yours to keep.

GET STARTED TODAY!

Adopt A Stop Program Coordinator

adoptastop@piercetransit.org

253.983.3455


Adopt A Stop Program Overview
Expectations & Safety Tips
Agreement to Adopt A Stop
Participant Activity Report



Heard a “Talking” Bus Yet?trax_tilt_small

Listen for automatic stop and route announcements while traveling on Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses. Route and destination announcements required by the Americans with Disabilities Act are made by the new automatic announcement system we call trax each time a bus door opens at a stop. In addition, upcoming stop names are announced on the buses to keep passengers informed about the next stop coming up on that route.

Pierce Transit needs your help to ensure that the trax system is helpful and useful to you, our riding public. Please report any problems with the timing of stop announcements, interior volume, or pronunciation issues so we can look into fixing them. Report problems by filling out a customer comment card (located at
the front of the bus), sending an e-mail to PTcustomer@piercetransit.org, or filling out our online form. When reporting issues with announcements, please be as specific as possible. Include the route, direction of travel, time of day, vehicle number and a complete description of the problem.

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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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