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April 9, 2020

April 10 Service Changes will Assist Riders
Extending some routes, making others more frequent. Read More »

April 2, 2020

Pierce Transit will move to modified Sunday service level starting April 6
New service levels in effect until further notice Read More »

March 30, 2020

Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28 on March 24, 2020 Read More »

March 26, 2020

Pierce Transit to reduce weekday bus service by 28% starting March 30
Reduced service levels in effect until further notice; click link above for details. Read More »

March 20, 2020

Pierce Transit increasing social distancing practices
Agency is closing administrative and customer services lobby to public; asking Customers to board through back door of bus to protect drivers; temporarily changing fare policy Read More »

March 19, 2020

Notice of EFC Meeting Cancellation
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Executive Finance Committee (EFC) meeting of Thursday, March 19, 2020, has been cancelled. Read More »

March 17, 2020

BOARD COMPOSITION REVIEW MEETING CANCELLATION
March 27, 2020 Board Composition Review has been cancelled due to the public health issues and concerns relating to COVID-19. Read More »

March 16, 2020

CTAG Meeting Cancelled
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) meeting for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:30pm has been cancelled. Read More »

March 16, 2020

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners special Board meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., will not be held due to the evolving public health issues and concerns relating to COVID-19. Read More »

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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

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.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • 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 110 Jones instead of 110 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 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • 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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