News & Announcements
Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners voted at its July 10 meeting to change SHUTTLE paratransit fares starting Sept. 1. Approval of the new fares follows a public hearing on the proposed new fares in June.
The cost for a SHUTTLE paratransit ride will change from $1.25 to $1.75. Even with the new rate, Pierce Transit will have among the lowest-cost paratransit fares in the region, with King County Metro currently at $1.75 per ride, and Community Transit (Snohomish County) at $2.25 per ride. Under ADA law, transit agencies may charge up to twice the fixed-route fare for a comparable SHUTTLE trip. The current cost for a Pierce Transit fixed-route ride is $2.00.
Current and future SHUTTLE fares are as follows:
Category Current rate New rate, effective Sept. 1
SHUTTLE Cash Fare $1.25 $1.75
SHUTTLE One-Ride Tickets * $1.25 $1.75
SHUTTLE Monthly Pass $45 $63
* Certified Human Service Agencies may purchase one-ride tickets. One-ride tickets are not available to the general public.
All other fares will remain the same.
While implementing a SHUTTLE fare increase, Pierce Transit is also putting plans in place for new technology that will provide SHUTTLE users with many new benefits, including:
- The ability for customers to confirm their ride(s) 24 hours a day, seven days a week (currently only possible from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- The option to receive a confirmation call the night before the ride;
- The ability to check on the status of a ride via voice system, without having to wait on hold for a dispatcher; and
- The option to receive an alert when the SHUTTLE vehicle is on the way to pick them up.
The new features are expected to be available by early 2018.
July 5, 2017
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN: 2017-2022
Pierce Transit’s draft edition of the Transit Development Plan (TDP) covering 2017-2022 has been filed with the Clerk of the Board. Read More »
June 30, 2017
PROPOSED GOAL FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) Public Notice
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 49 CFR Part 26, that Pierce Transit has developed a proposed Goal of 3% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in federally funded Read More »
June 20, 2017
Executive Finance Committee Notice of Meeting Cancellation
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Executive Finance Committee (EFC) meeting of Thursday, June 22, 2017, has been cancelled. The next regular EFC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Read More »
May 17, 2017
Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed SHUTTLE Fare Increase
The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on a proposed increase to the SHUTTLE fare. Read More »
April 6, 2017
March 30, 2017
February 24, 2017
Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Roy Stevens
In honor of Roy Stevens’ memory, you are invited to attend a candlelight vigil being held this evening, Friday, February 24 at Pierce Transit headquarters. Read More »
November 22, 2016
Notice of Meeting Cancellation
Notice is hereby given that the Pierce Transit Executive Finance Committee (EFC) meeting of Thursday, November 24, 2016, has been cancelled due to that it falls on the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read More »