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Service Enhancements Coming Sept. 24

With its Sept. 24 service change, Pierce Transit will add more weekend trips to its schedule, with 24 new trips on Saturdays and 31 new trips on Sundays. The agency will also add 14 new weekday trips and make adjustments to many route schedules throughout the system to more closely match travel times and ensure on-time arrivals.  

Customers will find specific information about route enhancements by visiting www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes (scroll to “What’s New Effective September 24, 2017”; after that date click on the route icon for updated route maps and timetables). Riders may also get route information and trip planning assistance by calling Pierce Transit’s Customer Services office at 253.581.8000 weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Since 2015 Pierce Transit has restored 71,000 hours of transit service – a 16 percent boost. In March 2017 the agency implemented more frequent service, later weekday service, and more direct routes with faster service between locations. With those improvements already made, Pierce Transit is now able to enhance weekend service and make schedule adjustments to routes that need additional time to ensure on-time arrivals.

Pierce Transit bus customers can now pay for rides on their smart phone or tablet using PiercePay through the free Hopthru app. The feature gives riders the option to purchase Pierce Transit passes and tickets anytime, anywhere, and use them at their convenience. As an incentive to use PiercePay, new users will get their first purchase free, and existing users will get their next purchase (made after Sept. 20, 2017) free. PiercePay is only valid on Pierce Transit fixed route buses and special services, such as the Washington State Fair Express, which runs through Sept. 24. It is not accepted on SHUTTLE, vanpools or other transit systems such as Sound Transit or King County Metro. Pierce Transit is offering PiercePay via the Hopthru app for a one-year pilot project. At the end of one year the agency will evaluate riders’ interest and use, and determine whether to continue offering a mobile ticketing option.

For more information about Pierce Transit’s services, visit piercetransit.org or call 253.581.8000.

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July 5, 2017

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June 30, 2017

PROPOSED GOAL FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) Public Notice
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June 20, 2017

Executive Finance Committee Notice of Meeting Cancellation
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May 17, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed SHUTTLE Fare Increase
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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.

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  • 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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