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Pierce Transit adding back nearly 190 Sunday trips starting March 21

Starting Sunday, March 21, Pierce Transit will add back many of the Sunday trips that were eliminated during COVID-related reductions in 2020. For example, the agency will add back 29 Sunday trips to Route 1 and Route 2 will see 16 reinstated Sunday trips, restoring Sunday service on both routes to pre-pandemic levels. In total, 186 Sunday trips will be added back throughout the system.

Pierce Transit will also adjust some trip schedules on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays for added efficiencies. Route 102 in Gig Harbor remains discontinued until further notice, but starting March 22 Sound Transit’s Route 595 will add a new stop at the Tacoma Dome Station, where riders coming from Gig Harbor can make connections with the Tacoma Link or a Pierce Transit bus. Details of all the changes by route are available at PierceTransit.org/pierce-transit-routes

With the March 21 service change, Pierce Transit service will be restored to 95 percent of pre-COVID levels.

Pierce Transit has recently introduced a host of new ways riders can get information about their route and find out when the next bus is coming, including: 

  • Text your bus stop number to 253.533.7084 to find out when the next bus will arrive
  • Call 253.533.7084 and enter your bus stop number to get verbal information
  • Use the Transit app, Pierce Transit’s official agency app, for trip planning and to locate your bus
  • Real-time bus arrival time signs at transit centers show riders when the next bus is arriving
  • Pierce Transit’s new online Trip Planner makes planning a transit trip simple and easy
  • Riders can sign up for route-specific text alerts at PierceTransit.org/stayconnected to get information about delays or detours
  • Customers may also call Pierce Transit Customer Service at 253.581.8000 (option 1, then option 1 again) for assistance 

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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.)
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  • 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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