Free Rides to Cooling Centers
June 24, 2021 – Puget Sound is expecting record high temperatures over the next few days. To help underserved populations who need access to transportation to get out of the heat, Pierce Transit is partnering with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management to provide free bus rides, and paratransit rides to those who are paratransit eligible, to cooling centers.
The free rides are in effect from Friday, June 25 through Monday, June 28.
The free round-trip ride will be available throughout the day for passengers who tell the bus driver they are traveling to or from a cooling center. For paratransit rides, those who are paratransit eligible should call 253.581.8000 in advance to arrange their ride.
For a list of cooling centers around Pierce County, visit Piercecountywa.gov/heat.
Find out how to get to a cooling center using our Trip Planner.