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PIERCE TRANSIT Adjusted service on sEPTEMBER 3, 2023
Route 28: Sunday trips are added.
Route 41: On Weekdays, times were adjusted on some trips traveling from Tacoma Mall Transit Center to Commerce Street Station.
Route 48: A Sunday trip is added.
Route 57: On all days, this route is partially re-routed in the Hilltop district. Bus stops along Martin Luther King Jr. Way shift to Tacoma Ave S., and more stops are served on S. 19th St., between S. J St. and Tacoma Ave S.
Route 100: Sunday trips are added.
Route 101: Seasonal service ends on August 31.
Route 212: A Sunday trip is added.
Route 497: Weekday times are changed to better align with Sounder S-Line times.
Labor Day and Other Holidays
Pierce Transit modifies some service to more closely match ridership levels on holidays and days around those holidays. For example, Labor Day falls on Monday September 4, but Pierce Transit buses will be following Sunday schedules that day, and the Customer Service Center (Bus Shop) will be closed. Visit our Holiday Service page for more information .
Bus Schedules Have Gone Digital
In September 2021, Pierce Transit moved away from producing Routes and Schedules books, and transitioned to digital resources. The current pandemic has reinforced our need to become more resilient to essential rider needs by providing the most current information that is available.
The Routes & Schedules book had become a dated resource; it led to bus riders referencing obsolete bus schedules, since schedules changed throughout the year. This was especially evident when we were forced to change schedules multiple times in response to COVID-19 related effects.
This change significantly reduced the agency’s use of paper, and eliminated time spent developing and distributing books that became less accurate over the year. Customers preferring to use paper schedules may print their own from this website—just choose your route, and click “Download Route PDF.” Or, request free printed schedules from our Customer Service department.
Pierce Transit provides free Wi-Fi on buses, and has invested in other technology to help riders access bus information “live,” in real-time. The agency now delivers accurate bus information to our riders through multiple channels:
Public website PierceTransit.org, for complete schedules (to view, download, or print), maps, trip planning, service alerts, and real-time information. See how to print a bus schedule and map here. Learn more about our Trip Planner here.
Monitors at major boarding hubs, showing real-time arrival information.
Transit app: for trip planning and real-time information.
Route alerts by subscription: sign up at PierceTransit.org/StayConnected.
Call (from any phone), or text (from a smart phone) your bus stop number to 253.533.7084 for real-time arrival information.
Call Customer Service for assistance at 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 1 again.
Pierce Transit continues to look for new resources to help make transit more convenient. For example, we are researching the feasibility of adding USB charging ports to our bus fleet. Also, we are aware that not all patrons have access to smart phones and data plans. However, we have found the following programs that assist low- and moderate-income persons with free or reduced phones and service. You probably qualify if:
(1) You already participate in another state or federal assistance program such as the EBT program, food stamps, public housing, or Medicaid (and others).
(2) Your household income is at or below 135% to 150% of the poverty level according to your state and/or the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Assurance wireless - https://www.assurancewireless.com
Emergency Broadband Benefit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
enTouch wireless - http://entouchwireless.com
LifeLine Support for Affordable Communications Application: https://www.lifelinesupport.org
LifeLine Support for Affordable Communications Information: https://www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers
Q Link Wireless -https://qlinkwireless.com
Safe Link Wireless - https://www.safelinkwireless.com
Terracom wireless - https://www.terracomwireless.com
Tru Connect- https://www.truconnect.com
The list above is not all-inclusive, but this is a good starting point. Please contact these organizations directly for assistance if you are interested.