- Regular Route
- Short Term Detour
- Long Term Detour
- Snow Detour
Committed to Safety
Our Commitments To Health & Safety
Our system has joined other public transit agencies across the country in committing to making every rider safer - and we need your help.
Learn more HERE
What's New - New Times and Services Effective November 7, 2021
Route 1 6th Ave-Pacific Ave , will run every 30 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays
Route 2 S 19th St-Bridgeport will run every 30 minutes on weekdays.
Route 11 Pt. Defiance will run every 60 minutes on weekdays, except for a.m. and p.m. trips for SAMi students.
Route 16 North End will run every 60 minutes on weekdays.
Route 400 Puyallup–Downtown Tacoma On weekdays, trip times are adjusted.
Route 500 Federal Way will run every 60 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays.
Bus Schedules are Going Digital
In September 2021, Pierce Transit is moving away from producing Routes and Schedules books, transitioning to digital resources. The current pandemic has reinforced our need to become more resilient to essential rider needs and providing the most current information that is available.
The Routes & Schedules book has become a dated resource; it can lead to bus riders referencing obsolete bus schedules, since schedules may change throughout the year. This has been especially evident during the pandemic, when we were forced to change schedules multiple times in response to COVID-19 related effects.
This transition will significantly reduce the agency’s use of paper, and eliminate time spent developing and distributing books that become less accurate over the year. Customers preferring to use paper schedules may print their own from this website—just choose your route, and click “Download Route PDF.” Or, request free printed schedules from our Customer Service department.
Pierce Transit provides free Wi-Fi on buses, and has invested in other technology which help riders understand system conditions such as bus departures and delays in real-time. The agency now delivers accurate bus information to our riders through multiple channels:
Public website PierceTransit.org, for complete schedules (to view, download, or print), maps, trip planning, service alerts, and real-time information. See how to print a print a bus schedule here. Learn more about our Trip Planner here.
Monitors at major boarding hubs, showing real-time arrival information.
Transit app: for trip planning and real-time information.
Route alerts by subscription: sign up at PierceTransit.org/StayConnected.
Call (from any phone), or text (from a smart phone) your bus stop number to 253.533.7084 for real-time arrival information.
Call Customer Service for assistance at 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 1 again.
Pierce Transit continues to look for new resources to help make transit more convenient. For example, we are researching the feasibility of adding USB charging ports to our bus fleet. Also, we are aware that not all patrons have access to smart phones and data plans. However, we have found the following programs that assist low- and moderate-income persons with free or reduced phones and service. You probably qualify if:
(1) You already participate in another state or federal assistance program such as the EBT program, food stamps, public housing, or Medicaid (and others).
(2) Your household income is at or below 135% to 150% of the poverty level according to your state and/or the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Assurance wireless - https://www.assurancewireless.com
Emergency Broadband Benefit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
enTouch wireless - http://entouchwireless.com
LifeLine Support for Affordable Communications Application: https://www.lifelinesupport.org
LifeLine Support for Affordable Communications Information: https://www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers
Q Link Wireless -https://qlinkwireless.com
Safe Link Wireless - https://www.safelinkwireless.com
Terracom wireless - https://www.terracomwireless.com
Tru Connect- https://www.truconnect.com
The list above is not all-inclusive, but this is a good starting point. Please contact these organizations directly for assistance if you are interested.