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Pierce Transit's Innovative Solutions

Pierce Transit is guided by our Board of Commissioners' strategic direction to focus on seven goals:
  • Service Excellence
  • Economic Development
  • Financial Stability
  • Sustainability
  • Community Engagement
  • Engaged Workforce
  • Innovative Solutions

In order to support and represent our vibrant community, Pierce Transit will partner with a wide variety of organizations, both private and public. Because our customers have diverse needs, we must innovate and work with communities to develop tailored transportation solutions. We will form interagency partnerships in order to creatively address transportation issues within Pierce County for areas that are currently underserved or have no service.


Current Projects



RIDE PIERCE TRANSIT’S FAIR EXPRESS TO THE BLUE GATE PARKING LOT! AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 (CLOSED TUESDAYS AND SEPT 5).


Ride Pierce Transit's Fair Express from:

  • South Hill Mall
  • Tacoma Mall
  • Lakewood Towne Center

Parking is FREE at all three locations.

FARES One Way Ride   All Day Pass
Adult Fare
$2.00   $5.00
Senior/Disabled
(With valid RRFP)
$1.00   $2.50
Youth Fare
(18 & under)
$1.00   $2.50


Exact Cash, ORCA Card & One Ride Tickets Accepted. Children 5 and younger ride free with a fare paying passenger. Family Fare: Up to four children (age 13 and under) may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.

Use your ORCA Card

Your ORCA card loaded with E-purse, an All Day Pass, or a September Monthly Pass may be used to ride the Fair Express.

SHUTTLE

Pierce Transit specialized transportation is available for registered SHUTTLE customers, during normal SHUTTLE service hours. Call 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 2, one to five days in advance to schedule your trip. SHUTTLE customers will be dropped off and picked up at the Blue Gate Parking Lot.Download 2017 Fair Express Brochure



LEARN MORE HERE



lyft and piercetransit

This is a pilot project to provide first and last mile connections to and from transit centers and bus stops.

uber to transit center to pierce transit

It will also help relieve parking congestion by providing rides to and from Sound Transit's Puyallup Sounder Station and provide rides home at night for Pierce College Puyallup students.

Lyft rides will be provided at no cost to the rider in specific areas (or “zones”) within Pierce Transit’s service area, on certain days and at specific times of the day. See map and chart for details.

Learn More HERE


Gig Harbor Trolley service returns

PT TROLLEY, Pierce Transit's Route 101, provides convenient service between the historic downtown Gig Harbor waterfront district and the Uptown shopping district. Trolleys run daily every 30 minutes. Trolleys also connect with other routes at the Kimball Drive Park & Ride.

Learn More HERE



This service connects visitors to downtown Tacoma and the community to scenic destinations along Ruston Way and at Point Defiance Park. Easy connections to other transit services with parking available at the Tacoma Dome Station.The service also provides Point Ruston residents with their first public transit bus connection.

Enjoy shopping, museums and events in downtown Tacoma, then take the trolley along scenic Ruston Way to dine at the waterfront and visit attractions at Pt. Ruston. Continue your journey to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, trails, beachfront and marina at Point Defiance Park. The trolley service schedule is not final, but will run from approximately 10:30 am to 8:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

Learn More HERE


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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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