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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 your smart phone.

  • Easy-to-use Trip Planner: plan a trip, check next bus arrivals and see buses along your route
  • Improved bus timetables
  • Interactive maps showing all bus stops
  • Rider alerts on home page and route pages
  • Adjustable type size for easy reading
  • Find your schedule and print it, or save as a PDF
  • Foreign language translation
  • Expanded E-store features

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Pierce Transit has invested in modern technology which help riders understand system conditions such as bus departures and delays in real-time. The agency now delivers accurate bus information to our riders through multiple channels.

Pierce Transit provides up-to-date rider information through:

  1. Our website PierceTransit.org, for complete schedules (to view, download, or print by route), maps, trip planning, service alerts, and real-time information.
  2. Monitors at major boarding hubs, showing real-time arrival information.
  3. Transit app for trip planning and real-time information.
  4. Route Alerts through email Subscription: Sign up at PierceTransit.org/StayConnected.
  5. Call (from any phone), or text (from a smart phone) your bus stop number to 253.533.7084 for real-time arrival info.  
  6. Also our friendly Customer Service staff is available for assistance by calling 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 1 again. They can also print and mail you your route schedule.

Print Route Schedules

Have you learned how to print and save Pierce Transit’s bus schedules straight from our website? Watch this video to learn how easy it is to print schedules and take them with you.

NEW! You may print schedules at a Pierce County Library free with your library card. Please note, card holders may print up to $5 in typical print charges per week, which works out to 50 black and white prints, 10 color prints, or a combination.

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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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