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What does the future
of transit look like to you?

Pierce Transit’s vision for the future of public transit revolves around sustainability, innovation, and equity. Since 1979 Pierce Transit has provided innovative transit solutions to our community (most recently our suite of Runner services and introduction of free fares for anyone 18 and younger on all our services). In 2022 we hired a Zero Emissions Fleet Coordinator to tackle the agency’s approach to reducing our carbon footprint and have recently received a grant to increase our electric bus fleet from 9 to 12.

We want to know what you see for the future of public transit – the sky’s the limit!

Eligibility: Open to all K-12 students in Pierce County

Submissions Guidelines: Submissions open February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023. Visual Art created digitally or by hand using crayons, paints, pencils, or other medium. Literary art of 150 words or less also accepted. Submit here

Awards: The artist with the highest score across all entries, K-12, will have their artwork displayed on a Pierce Transit bus and in South Sound Magazine. The winners of their respective age groups will have their artwork displayed on bus shelters in Pierce County. All winners will have their art shared on a poster throughout the Pierce County Library system during the month of April.


The first 30 participants will receive a $15 Visa gift card.

 

All participants will receive a thank you card in the mail with comments from the judges.

Judging: Each submission will be judged by Pierce Transit staff and members of the Pierce Transit Community Transportation Advisory Group on creativity, technique, and clarity of theme. Winners will be announced mid-March 2023.

Requirements: All submissions must be originally produced by the student and must adhere to Pierce Transit’s Transit Advertising Policy (see Art Contest Submission page for details). Literary art in the form of a poem or prose must not exceed 150 words. Photography submissions are prohibited.

art on bus

2022's overall winner!

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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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