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Pierce Transit to Implement Service Change Sept. 18Â
September 15, 2022
Pierce Transit will implement its twice-yearly service change Sept. 18, with some local bus route weekday schedules adjusted. In addition, Route 500 will have a change to its Saturday schedule, and routes 206 and 212 will have changes to their Sunday schedules. Details of all changes by route are available at PierceTransit.org/pierce-transit-routes.
A new Pierce Transit Runner service has recently launched in Spanaway. Pierce Transit Runner is an on-demand public transportation service that can be booked using an app or by phone call, with standard Pierce Transit bus fares. Runner connects riders to local and regional transit routes at designated hubs. More information can be found at PierceTransit.org/Runner.
As of Sept. 1, all youth ages 18 and under will ride free on Pierce Transit and other transit systems around the region. Riders 13 and older are encouraged to present a youth ORCA card or their student ID card when boarding. For the first few months of the program, youth who do not have one of these cards may still ride free.
Pierce Transit provides free Wi-Fi on buses and has invested in other technology that helps riders understand system conditions, such as bus departures and how to locate their bus in real-time. Riders can get up-to-date information through:
- PierceTransit.org offers complete schedules (to view, download or print by route), maps, trip planning, service alerts and real-time information.
- 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 smartphone) your bus stop number to 253.533.7084 for real-time arrival info.
- Call Customer Service for assistance at 253.581.8000 (option 1, then option 1 again). Customer Service can also print and mail individual route schedules.
About Pierce Transit:
Founded in 1979, Pierce Transit is a nationally recognized leader in the public transportation industry. The agency’s service covers 292 square miles of Pierce County with roughly 70 percent of the county population. Serving Washington’s second largest county, Pierce Transit provides three types of service: traditional bus, SHUTTLE paratransit and vanpools that help get passengers to jobs, schools and appointments. In 2019, the agency provided 9.4 million rides on its combined services.