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DESTINATION 2040 UPDATE

In 2016 Pierce Transit adopted a Long Range Plan (LRP) for Horizon Year 2040 – titled Destination 2040 - as a comprehensive guiding documentation of the agency’s vision and blueprint for providing dependable, safe, efficient, and fully integrated public transport services throughout the South Sound region of today, tomorrow, and beyond.

How can Pierce Transit better get you where you’re going?

Pierce County is rapidly growing so Pierce Transit is keeping pace by updating its Destination 2040 Long Range Plan (LRP). We need your help prioritizing the future for transit service changes and additions.

What would you choose?

  • New routes
  • Different schedules
  • More frequent service
  • Improved and direct access to certain parts of the service area or county.

The LRP Update offers a vision shaped by fiscal and economic realities and is more closely aligned with service hour growth scenarios than the Destination 2040 Long Range Plan, adopted in April 2016.


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The LRP Update will cover:

  • Essential changes since 2016
  • The Fixed route network restructured and launched in March 2017.
  • Pierce Transit's Inaugural Pacific Avenue/SR 7 corridor Bus Rapid Transit project, coming in 2023.
  • The Regional system expansion under Sound Transit 3 and its implications for Pierce Transit.
  • Driverless vehicles and other rapidly emerging technologies that are shaping the future of mobility.
  • Transit-supportive density and mixed-use infill areas designated within the City of Tacoma and in Pierce County’s centers and corridors.
  • A coordinated transit system that fully integrates Pierce Transit with Sound Transit, King County Metro, Intercity Transit, and other public transportation providers.  
  • Service expansion benefits to personal mobility, environmental responsibility and stewardship, the economy, public health, and quality of life.
  • Three new scenarios for improving and expanding the bus system at various funding levels. Evaluating current conditions against what assets would be needed to grow the system, such as new vehicles, expanded facilities, and the additional workforce to operate and maintain it in the future.


How can we make the system work even better for you?

New Routes
  • Pierce Transit will reevaluate local and express bus routes, including new Bus Rapid Transit lines.
  • With your help, we hope to identify potential new or expanded routes too.
Different schedules
  • Which existing routes should be improved?
  • Are you most interested in shorter waits between buses, longer spans of service, or increased weekend trips?
Easier to walk and bicycle to the bus
  • We know that a safe and simple pathway to our buses is essential.
  • How could it be made easier to walk, bike, roll, or use a mobility aid to get you to the bus?
More direct access to certain parts of the county
  • From your perspective, what areas are currently underserved?
  • Are there any key destinations to where you would ride Pierce Transit if you could?
  • Pierce county's population is the second highest in the state, and Pierce Transit wants to most effectively plan for it.
  • What areas could use more bus service now or in the future?

Tell us what you think!

Use this form for questions, comments or suggestions about the Pierce Transit's Long Range Plan. Your feedback is important to us.






 




For more information, please contact:
Darin L. Stavish, AICP, Principal Planner
253.983.3329

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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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