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MARCH 2024 MAJOR SERVICE CHANGES

Your Ride, Your Way: Improved Local Transit

Pierce Transit launched its Bus System Recovery Plan in Summer 2023 to strategically increase transit service based on riders’ needs and new travel patterns across the community. Based on feedback received during this robust public engagement campaign, Pierce Transit is working towards more frequent bus service, and expanded hours of service.

To make those changes with finite resources, we looked at lower-ridership routes and determined how we can continue serving riders in those areas in a more efficient way, while reallocating resources to provide more frequent service and expanded hours on higher-ridership routes.

Pierce Transit’s on-demand Runner service is an efficient way to move people when a big bus isn’t a practical option.

The Bus System Recovery Plan recommendations were adopted by the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners in December 2023. These included a phased implementation of changes to Pierce Transit Service. More information on the Plan can be found at the bottom of this page.

The following section describes changes, which Pierce Transit is implementing in March 2024.

Services to be Retired Services to be Replaced With Maps
Route 13 - March 31 Ruston Runner Expanded - March 3 Click Here
Route 63 - March 31 Tideflats Runner Expanded - March 3 Click Here
Route 409 Shortened - March 31 Puyallup Runner - Available Now Click Here
Route 425 - March 31 Puyallup Runner - Available Now Click Here
Stream Community Line - March 31 Click Here
Gig Harbor Runner - March 31 Click Here

Stream Community Line Service Launch

Stream Community Line transit service is launched on the Pacific Avenue / SR-7 corridor connecting Spanaway and Tacoma Dome Station, serving limited stops in Tacoma, Parkland, and Spanaway. Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service continues to provide transit connections in the Parkland and Spanaway communities away from the Pacific Ave corridor. Learn more about Stream HERE

stream map


Gig Harbor Runner Launch

Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service launches to provide better transit connections across the Gig Harbor community. Learn more about Runner HERE

Gig Harbor Runner Map


Ruston Runner Expansion and Route 13 Retired

Route 13 is retired and replaced by Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service. Learn more about Runner HERE

route 13 map


Tideflats Runner Expansion and Route 63 Retired

Route 63 is Retired and replaced by Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service. Learn more about Runner HERE

route 63 map


Portions of Route 409 Retired

Portions of Route 409 is retired and replaced by Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service. Learn more about Runner HERE

route 409 map


Route 425 Retired

Route 425 is retired and replaced by Pierce Transit Runner on-demand transit service. Learn more about Runner HERE

route 425 map


Download 2023 Bus System Recovery Plan Final Report HERE

Download Final Title VI Report for Bus System Recovery and Restoration Plan HERE


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October 5, 2023 Virtual Town Hall Meeting

September 27, 2023 Virtual Town Hall Meeting

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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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