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Your Ride In REAL-TIME

Whether you’re a first-time rider or if you use Pierce Transit frequently and need to plan your trip, download Transit to find the fastest way around Pierce County and the region.

An easy app to navigate

  • Find nearby real-time ETAs as soon as you open the app.
  • Track real-time vehicle locations on the map
  • Tap GO for step-by-step directions, and help fellow riders with crowdsourced real-time information
  • Set your favorite destinations for easy trip planning: home, gym, school, surf spot… anything’s possible.

Transit provides real-time arrival information for all Pierce Transit buses and other transit services across the region. Whether you are checking the status of your favorite bus route or need step-by-step directions to get somewhere new, Transit and Pierce Transit have you covered.

To learn more about Transit, visit their website transitapp.com

 

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The Easy Way To Pay Your Fare


Pierce Transit partners with a mobile app provider, to make it easy for you to pay your fare right from your smart phone! If you currently have Pierce Transit tickets or passes in your Passage: Transit Ticketing app Pass Wallet, be sure to use them before they expire on December 31, 2022.

College students
You may use college passes until December 31, 2022.

Pierce Transit is planning to introduce a new mobile ticketing solution soon. Please watch for further announcements here.


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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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