About Us

Our Mission is to Serve
We deliver outstanding transportation services that match our customers' needs. Pierce Transit's goal is to be a resource for our community, providing safe, affordable, and reliable transportation for all our citizens.

A brief History
Founded in 1979, Pierce Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) is a nationally recognized leader in the public transportation industry. Pierce Transit covers 292 square miles of Pierce County with roughly 70% of the county population. Serving Washington’s second largest county, Pierce Transit provides three types of service, Fixed Route, SHUTTLE paratransit and Vanpools that help get passengers to jobs, schools and appointments.

A Board Guides Our Actions
Pierce Transit is governed by a ten-member Board of Commissioners. The Board is made up of elected officials representing thirteen jurisdictions, Pierce County and one non-voting Union Representative.

Three Transportation Services Meet a Variety of Needs

Local and Express Bus Service
37 Pierce Transit Routes, 11 Sound Transit Routes

Specialized transportation for customers who are unable to use the fixed route bus system due to their disabilities.

Vanpool & Rideshare
Ridesharing services include vanpools, Park & Ride lots, and efficient commute programs for more than 100 employers. Visit PierceTrips.com for commute options.

Regional Connections
PT serves as a vital link in our regional
transportation system by connecting with:

Intercity Transit in Pierce County, King County Metro, Pierce County Ferries at Steilacoom, Washington State Ferries at Pt. Defiance, Amtrak in Downtown Tacoma, Greyhound, Sound Transit express buses, Tacoma Link light rail and Sounder trains from the Tacoma Dome Station.