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Welcome To Rideshare

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SHARE YOUR COMMUTE AND SAVE

Driving to work on your own puts wear on your vehicle and a dent in your wallet. For a low monthly rate, Pierce Transit provides you with a vehicle to share your commute with others for less. Ready to get started? Click below!

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO...

  • Save money?
  • Reduce wear and tear on your vehicle?
  • Share driving responsibilities?
  • Get access to the faster HOV lanes?
  • Help the environment?

Pierce Transit Rideshare can help!

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HOW IT WORKS

  1. Decide if you want to join an active rideshare or start a new group.
  2. Click “Start Ridesharing” below and again on the next screen.
  3. Sign up and create your commuter profile.
  4. Select “Join a Rideshare” to join an active rideshare or “Start a Rideshare” to start your own.
  5. Enjoy saving money, saving time, and helping the environment!

It’s that easy!

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JOIN AN ACTIVE RIDESHARE GROUP

We have hundreds of active rideshares already on the road. Find one that matches your commute at Rideshare.PierceTransit.org.

Have questions about joining a rideshare? Contact us at 253.983.3462 or Rideshare@PierceTransit.org.

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START A NEW RIDESHARE GROUP

A rideshare is a group of 3 to 15 people who share their commute to and from work. Each group has an assigned driver, backup driver, and bookkeeper.

Need help finding riders? Visit our Find Riders page.

Have questions about starting a new group? Contact us at 253.983.3792 or CommuteSolutions@PierceTransit.org.

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VEHICLES

Pierce Transit operates a fleet of over 250 rideshare vehicles ranging from 7 passenger SUVs to 15 passenger commuter vans. Find one that’s right for you!


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FARES

Pierce Transit Rideshare offers a simple flat rate fare option. All monthly fares are based on the distance your rideshare commutes each day.

Daily Round Trip Miles (Vehicle)

Monthly Rideshare Fare Per Rider

< 50

$100

51-75

$125

76-100

$150

101-125

$175

126-150

$200

151+

$225

We also offer a part-time rider service designed to provide hybrid commuters the benefits of ridesharing. All daily fares are based on the distance of your daily rideshare commute.

Daily Round Trip Miles (Vehicle)

Daily Fare
Per Rider

< 100

$15

100 +

$20

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DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Ridesharing is an affordable solution to fight expensive commuting costs. According to AAA, at 15,000 miles per year, it costs 61 cents per mile to own and operate a personal vehicle. Multiplied out, the total cost can be staggering. Let’s do the math…

Average Costs on Your Own:
61 cents per mile X 15,000 annual miles = $9,150

Costs with Pierce Transit Rideshare:
10 cents per mile* X 15,000 annual miles = $1,500

The savings are huge!** See the true cost of your commute on the commute calculator. *Rideshare fares are based on the daily roundtrip miles of the rideshare vehicle. View our fares on the Rideshare Fares page.

Still not convinced? Hear from some people who enjoy Rideshare:

Happy Vanpooler

Jason H | Chehalis to Lakewood
The savings on gas helps keep the roads less crowded, allows you to get to know your coworkers and strengthen relationships, which in turn makes work better by giving it a personal touch.

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Ronda M | Gig Harbor to Auburn
I’m loving the rideshare. Everyone is so nice! I’m glad to be in rideshare, especially during the rainy dark season… I am impressed that the vehicles are taken care of regularly so I never worry about mechanical problems.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some common questions about vanpooling with Pierce Transit.

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NOT SURE? HAVE QUESTIONS?

No worries! Contact us Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. We would love to walk through all the ways we can help you save with rideshare!

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**Pierce Transit makes no claims to the accuracy of AAA’s estimates and does not guarantee the exact savings for your own personal vehicle usage.

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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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