Pierce Transit’s Gig Harbor Trolley (Route 101) service will get underway June 1, with service seven days a week through Sept. 2. The route will run between the historic downtown Gig Harbor waterfront district, Harbor Hill and the Uptown shopping district. Trolleys will run every 30 minutes, and connect with other routes at the Kimball Drive Park & Ride.
There will be special, supplemental Gig Harbor Trolley service on Saturday, June 2, to serve the Maritime Yo’ Ho’ Harbor Grande Parade. The supplemental service will operate that day from 8:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. from the Kimball Park & Ride. Buses will take passengers directly to a temporary bus stop on Judson Street, just one block from the parade. Express service back to the Kimball Park & Ride will resume after the parade between approximately 10:45 and 11 a.m. After the express service ends festival-goers can still return to the Kimball Park & Ride via the regular Gig Harbor Trolley.
Trolley fare for each ride is $.50 for adults (age 19 and up) and youth (ages 6-18), and the service is free for children ages five and under. The service is also free for seniors and persons with disabilities, with presentation of a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). Adults and youth may purchase a Pierce Transit All Day Pass for just $1 when purchased aboard the Trolley. ORCA cards, valid passes and One Ride Tickets may also be used for payment.
The Trolley route has been extended this year to reach Borgen Boulevard, operating on a one-way loop north up Burnham Drive NW, east on Borgen Boulevard and south on Peacock Hill Ave. NW. The new route will give riders access to more shopping and also serve Heron’s Key senior living retirement community, giving those residents easy access to other parts of the Gig Harbor community.
In past years, the Pierce Transit Route 100 has been detoured during Trolley service. This year the Route 100 will not change while the Trolley is running, offering more convenient service for commuters.
The Gig Harbor Trolley is a partnership between the City of Gig Harbor, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Merchants of Uptown, the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and Pierce Transit.