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Pierce Transit's Innovative SolutionsPierce Transit is guided by our Board of Commissioners' strategic direction to focus on seven goals:
- Service Excellence
- Economic Development
- Financial Stability
- 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.
Take the free CHI Franciscan Holiday Express to Zoolights
New service takes you right to the gate at Point Defiance Zoo & AquariumStarting Thursday (Dec. 14), the CHI Franciscan Holiday Express will take visitors to Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Passengers can board the direct service at the Tacoma Community College Transit Center and enjoy the ride to the zoo’s front gate. After enjoying the display of more than a half-million lights, simply catch a return trip to TCC.
Both the bus and parking are free, courtesy of CHI Franciscan Health, Pierce Transit and Metro Parks Tacoma.
Gig Harbor Trolley Service Returns Summer 2018!
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.
This service connects visitors to downtown Tacoma and the community to scenic destinations along Ruston Way and at Point Defiance Park. 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.
Limited Access Connections
Pierce Transit is excited to announce a one-year pilot project funded through FTA’s Mobility On Demand (MOD) Sandbox research grant. Our demonstration project was one of 11 selected from across the nation to help determine how transit agencies might best work with Transportation Networking Companies and other on-demand service providers to benefit riders. We hope to begin the project in late Spring 2017.
These services will increase throughput at stations served by parking-constrained Park & Ride lots, provide connections to existing bus routes, and provide rides home outside of regular service hours. These rides are more cost-effective than fixed route demonstration projects previously executed to meet many of the same needs. This pilot will test another mode to provide transportation services to underserved groups using the latest technology available.