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Upgrade your commute

As Pierce County’s transportation provider, Pierce Transit is dedicated to providing efficient, safe and eco-friendly travel options. For 40 years and counting, we’ve helped Pierce County commuters get to and from work, school and more with innovative commute solutions.


Share the commute burden.

By riding together, commuters save time and money. Options such as vanpooling and carpooling save you money by reducing or eliminating fuel expenses and wear and tear on personal vehicles. When you take turns driving, everyone gains free time in their day to catch up on a good book, chat with coworkers or recharge with a power nap.

Contact Sales team to start a new vanpool

Learn the ins and outs of carpooling

Hop on board the bus.

Leave the driving to the professionals and ditch the parking hassle - all while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. Pierce Transit serves 27,975 riders on 32 routes daily, making it easy to get to and from work, school and more. Navigating the bus system for the first time is not always easy, but we are here to help!

Click here for routes and timetables

Click here to plan your trip step by step




Make the connection.

Headed to the waterfront this summer? Our new service, the Pierce Transit Runner, can get you there! Pierce Transit Runner is an on-demand service that provides first and last mile connections to and from the Tacoma Dome Station, Downtown Tacoma and the Ruston Way waterfront zone. 

Learn more about the Pierce Transit Runner here. 

Sometimes carpooling, Vanpooling or taking the bus doesn’t get you all the way to your destination. With Vanshare, commuters can leave their personal vehicles at home and rest easy knowing they have a reserved parking space at their park and ride or transit center. 

Learn more about Vanshare 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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