What is the Pierce Transit Spanaway Runner?
The Spanaway Runner provides on-demand transportation for the public, connecting students, workers, seniors and those with limited mobility to anywhere within the Spanaway Runner zone (shown in the map below). Riders can also access community resources, appointments, school, work and transit hubs near the zone, provided that the trip either starts or ends within the specified Spanaway Runner zone.
PLEASE NOTE: Spanaway Runner only provides transportation in the Spanaway, Parkland, and Midland communities; riders are no longer able to request trips outside of these areas, such as to Frederickson and Elk Plain.
The suburban sprawl and rural properties in these areas do not support full-fledged bus service, which makes it difficult for residents to get where they need to go. Runner uses smaller, wheelchair-accessible vehicles to provide trips when and where needed, and to make it easier to reach local and regional transit options. Riders may be grouped into a single vehicle if rides are going to a similar location, helping to reduce wait times.
Things to remember:
Cash fares cannot be accepted on-board; load cash onto your ORCA E-Purse at ticket vending machines or participating ORCA retail locations. You may use the Goin app or call 253.270.1340 to book a ride. Service animals are welcome on board but we cannot accommodate pets. The service is open to anyone but is not designed to accommodate large groups. When booking your trip for more than one person, remember to specify how many people are riding together in your group. This is a pilot project and service may be limited especially at peak times and when events are happening in the zone.
Spanaway Runner service will not operate on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
What does it cost to ride and how do I pay?Pierce Transit Runner has the same fare as riding a Pierce Transit bus:
- $2.00 for an adult
- $1.00 for those showing a Regional Reduced Fare Permit or paying with an ORCA LIFT card (beginning April 1, 2023).
- FREE for Youth riders 18 and younger (must show Youth ORCA card or valid student ID).
There are three ways to pay:
- Use Transit app with mobile fare of your choice (One Ride Ticket, All Day Pass or 30 Day Pass)
- Tap your valid ORCA card
- Show the driver your valid paper pass
- For youth riders only, show the driver your student ID