Resources to make your trips easier in Pierce County
Whether you’re getting to work, running errands, or exploring the beauty of Washington State, Ride Together Pierce is here to help you incorporate planet-friendly transportation modes into your schedule.
From vanpools to bus routes and rider fare discounts, getting where you want to go just got easier!
How to plan your route
Reduce stress by planning your route ahead of time with trip planner tools from transit agencies. From Tacoma to Seattle to Lakewood and beyond, they get you where you want to be. Find bus service, Sounder transit centers, real-time arrivals, schedules and more.
Meet the Transit Trip Planner
How alternative transportation saves you money
Want to know how much you save while you reduce carbon emissions? Discover gas and car maintenance savings by entering information about your daily trips.
How to save more money on your public transit rides
Nothing feels better than saving some green while you go green! Find ORCA card discounts, free youth transportation options and other ways to help you save on public transit.
Get your employer involved
Not only can employer-sponsored transportation services and employee programs reduce traffic congestion and emissions, but they can also help you save time and money!
Join a challenge
Stay motivated as you try new transportation options. Reduce your carbon footprint, log your trips and win prizes with our community challenges!
Find ride partners
Socializing while you ride makes the journey fun! Pierce Transit can help you find vanpool buddies and coordinate rideshares.
Here are some Facebook groups to help you connect:
Plan a bicycle adventure
Whether you’re doing a food tour of downtown Tacoma or adventuring the Puget Sound, the Pierce County Bike Map can help you plan safe cycling routes around Pierce County. Start by planning a day trip on your bike! Linking several destinations by bike has the potential to turn a day of errands into a memorable day of fun and exercise.
Looking for Pierce County bike trails?
Meet the Pierce County Bike Map
Need a starter guide to bike in style safely? We have the tool for you.
Meet the Bicycle Commuting Tips and Tricks guide
Pierce Transit ADA accessibility
Did you know Pierce Transit buses are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility devices? Pierce Transit also offers free self-paced travel training for people with disabilities and seniors who want to use the bus as a regular travel option. Check here to see if you qualify.
Additionally, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit offer paratransit services that mirror availability and service area to that of the Link light rail (1 Line travels from Angle Lake to Northgate and T line travels through Tacoma). These services help folks with disabilities access public transit services. If you are a person with a disability, travel within the same service area as the Link Light Rail or Tacoma Link, and are unable to ride because of conditions in the physical environment or of disability that limit accessibility, check out more information about the paratransit complementary services. You can also call for more information, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 1-800-201-4900, TTY Relay 711.
Alternative work modes
If you are looking for ways to reduce your commute to work, you may be able to talk to your employer about alternative work schedules that would reduce the number of days you commute to the office.
For example, telework, a hybrid work schedule split between work from home and in-office work, or a compressed workweek, where you might work four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days, could reduce the number of days you travel to the office and thus, reduce the burden of transport. There’s no better way to make your commute easier than by removing it all together!