The maps below show what your routes will be doing if they are on snow detour.
The following routes are most likely to be affected by severe weather. You may board your bus along the unaffected portions of the route.
Every attempt will be made to continue wheelchair-accessible service. However, occasionally sand and salt (Downtown and East Tacoma)interfere with the lift mechanism. Call 253.581.8000 before heading to your bus stop. Snowy weather may cause delays and temporary detours, but our transit operators and support staff work to give you the best service possible.
For information about routes currently on detour, please visit Pierce Transit’s home page or Stay Connected by receiving text alerts HERE. To speak with a customer service representative call 253.581.8000 (Press 1 three times).
- Wait for the bus at the top or bottom of the hill closest to the stop.
- Signal the bus so that the operator has plenty of time to stop.
- Wait until the bus stops and the door opens before approaching the bus.
- Use handrails when getting on and off the bus.
- Wear highly visible and warm clothing.
To get in or out of downtown Tacoma, go to any bus stop on the green or purple routes shown here and take the Snow Circulator vans to 10th & Yakima to transfer to your regular bus. The circulators are small, chained vehicles with a Snow Circulator sign on the side.
Snow Detour Maps
Route 1 – 6th Ave–Pacific Ave+
No service between the intersection of S 6th Ave and S I St and the intersection of Pacific Ave and S 38th St.
Route 2 – S 19th St–Bridgeport+
No service between S 9th St & Commerce and S 19th St & S J St
Route 3 – Lakewood–Tacoma+
No Stops between Commerce and Center at M Street
Route 4 – Lakewood–South Hill+
No service on Meridian, 43rd, 10th St E or 39th SE to Pierce College in Puyallup. No service on 112th SW St between Pacific Ave and C St.
Route 10 – Pearl St+
No service on N 26th St, Vassault or Highlands
Route 11 – Point Defiance+
No service on S 9th St, Market St, or St Helens Ave
Route 13 – N 30th St+
No service on D St, Dock St, S 9th St, Market St, St Helens, Tacoma Ave, N McCarver, N 30th, or on N Proctor between N 26th and N 30th.
Route 16 – North End+
No service on Commerce S 9th St, Market St, St Helens Ave
Route 28 – S 12th St+
No service on S 11th St, S 13th St, or Ernest S Brazill St between A St and MLK Jr. Way
Route 41 – S 56th St–Salishan (Downtown and East Tacoma)+
No service on Pacific Ave, or Commerce St
No service on Roosevelt Ave, E 32nd St, E 44th St, or E 56th St between Portland Ave and McKinley Ave.
Route 42 – McKinley Ave+
No service between E 34th and McKinley to Commerce
Route 45 – Yakima+
No service on S 9th St between Commerce and Yakima
Route 48 – Sheridan–M St+
No service on S 13th St between Commerce and Yakima Ave
Route 53 – University Place & Tacoma Mall TC+
No service along Mildred, 27th St W, Grandview, 40th St W and Emerson. No service on portions of S Oakes and S 66th St.
Route 57 – Union–S 19th St–Hilltop+
No service on portions of S 9th St and S J St. No Service on MLK Jr Way, S 25th or State.
Route 63 – NE Tacoma Express+
No service west of 49th Ave NE & 340th
Route 100 – Gig Harbor+
No service on Soundview, Olympic Dr, & Hunt (a snow circulator will operate between Kimball Drive Park & Ride and Purdy).
Route 212 – Steilacoom+
Buses travel on Steilacoom Blvd to and from Steilacoom. No service on Rigney Rd, Roe, Lexington, Main, Commercial, Union or Sequalish
Route 214 – Washington+
On Pierce College campus, no service at bus stop by Cascade Bldg. Bus will travel on Upper Perimeter Road and will not continue into Steilacoom
Route 400 – Puyallup–Downtown Tacoma+
Route 400 in Puyallup:
No service on 9th St SW between 9th Ave SW and 31st St
Route 400 in Tacoma:
No service between 24th & Pacific, and Commerce & 10th
Route 402 - Meridian+
No service between Valley Ave & Meridian and Pacific Hwy & Enchanted Parkway
Route 425 - Puyallup Connector+
Route 425 remains on Meridian Ave, except to serve Good Samaritan Hospital
No service on 7th St SE, 15th Ave SE, or 43rd Ave.
No service on 5th St SE, 27th Ave SE, or 31st Ave SE
Route 500 & 501 – in Downtown Tacoma+
No service between Pacific & 24th, and Commerce & 10th
Route 501 – Milton–Federal Way+
Snow route will serve 70th Ave at 20th St East, and travel north on Pacific Hwy to Federal Way Transit Center