human service agency transit pass program



Overview

Certified Human Service Agencies (HSAs) may purchase paper One Ride Tickets and All Day Passes from Pierce Transit for the clientele they serve. 

HSAs may qualify for a 50% discount (see below on how to qualify). Pierce Transit encourages all HSAs to enroll in the program to provide more options for Pierce County transit users.

While supplies last, certified 501(c)(3) agencies may receive passes at no charge!


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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. 

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Testimonials

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"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

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"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?

Please visit out Fares page and ORCA Business program page for more information. 

 




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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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