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Proud to serve our community

"Everyday I see her she is always smiling, laughing and in such an amazing mood that changes any bad day that I may of had. " "I’ve personally witnessed my driver's willingness to assist passengers with extra carry-on items, assist seating a blind passenger on a daily basis and is cordial with every request from schedule questions to temperature control. His mannerisms and ownership as the Ships Captain is truly noteworthy and exceptional." "He is incredibly friendly and professional. He clearly loves his job and makes a point to tell passengers good morning. He is a good driver as well. I appreciate seeing a happy face when I embark on my commute." "This is my regular morning commute to work in Seattle and this driver is consistently excellent. He's observant in traffic and at stops, kind, helpful to riders and his driving is always on point. Please pass along my appreciation for a job well done!" " Our bus driver was wonderful with our students! This is the 2nd time I have been a teacher on the bus with them and had this driver, we saw him twice this week. He is always friendly and kind to our students who have special needs. He is patient and provides positive praise to them as they learn to ride the bus. We really appreciate his kindness and support! "



People took more than 9.3 million rides with Pierce Transit.

Pierce Transit Rides

Bus 8,296,880

Vanpool Rides

Vanpool 734,092

Pierce Transit SHUTTLE Rides

SHUTTLE 290,408




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IMPROVING COMMUTES

More than 13,000 local employees have access to a Pierce Transit bus pass.
Financial Excellence

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDS

For 34 consecutive years Pierce Transit has received a Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S and Canada

Safe Way to Travel

SAFE & SECURE

Riding public transit is
  ten times safer than driving a car.



Million Mile Team

OUR MILLION MILERS!

45 Pierce Transit bus drivers have driven accident-free for over 1,000,000 miles,
joining the national “Million Mile Club”


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Communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.

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A total of 87% of trips on public transit have a direct impact on the local economy.

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Public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.




Meet your local transit agency

Did You Know
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Last year (2019), people took more than
9.3 million rides with Pierce Transit.
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Pierce Transit operates 32 bus routes,
Try one today!
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One full Pierce Transit bus takes
34 cars off the road.
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Pierce Transit is your local sales tax at work.
No car tabs. No property tax.
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Every $1 invested in transit generates
$4 in economic returns for our community.
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Home values in areas located near high-frequency public transit performed 42% better than other areas.
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You can save about $10,000 a year by taking transit and owning one less car. The average household spends 16 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 93% of this goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.





*Statistics referenced from American Public Transportation Association (apta.com and Pierce Transit's Report to the Community).
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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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