human service agency TICKET AND pass program
Learn about our Human Service Agency Ticket and Pass Program
While supplies last, certified 501(c)(3) agencies may receive grant funded passes at no charge!
How to qualify, apply and order
Certified Human Services Agencies may purchase paper One Ride Tickets and All Day Passes. Certified HSAs that are tax-exempt under IRS subsection 501(c)(3) may qualify for a 50% discount. For more information or to see if your agency qualifies, call 253.983.2727 or complete the certification form. Certified HSAs may order their One Ride Tickets or All Day Passes by visiting the ticket purchasing page.
"In a larger effort to short circuit the school to prison pipeline by offering support and intervention for youth, the discounted bus pass program has been a huge help. Many of the youth we serve rely on the bus, so being able to provide them with bus passes helps alleviate transportation barriers." -Isaiah Rivera, Tacoma Boat Builders
"This is like a wish come true for us" -Kerri Pedrick, Communities in Schools of Lakewood
"Our clients are generally either homeless or transitioning from homelessness to an apartment. Either way, they tell us that the bus passes are a life saver to get to jobs and interviews. They are also necessary for everyday things like grocery shopping and doctor appointments" - Mary Beth Quinsey, Lenny and the DreamMakers
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will Pierce Transit be offering the grant-funded All Day Passes?
We will be offering passes while supplies last! Passes need to be used by December 2021.
- How many All Day Passes can we order?
We suggest ordering the number of passes you will distribute to clients within a 30-day period.
- If we're not a qualifying 501(c)(3) agency, how can I purchase passes?
If you qualify as a Human Service Agency, you may still purchase passes through our Human Service Agency Ticket and Pass program. Please contact Denise Downs at ddowns@PierceTransit.org or 253.983.2727 for more information.
If you're not a Human Service Agency but want to learn about other options for paying your fare, please visit our Fares page.
If you're a business that wants to learn about a convenient, cost effective way to provide bus, train, ferry or vanpool benefits to your employees, visit our ORCA for Business page.