For every passenger mile traveled, public transportation uses about half the fuel of cars.




>>> October is Try Transit Month! Join us for events, prizes, and chances to join the conversation about transit.

>>> Get and I [BUS] Tacoma button, wear it proudly, take a “selfie” while riding the bus, and you could win a $100 gift card! Click here for more details.

>>> Visiting the area? Try out ORCA Regional Day Pass! This pilot project (April – September 2014)  allows visitors to take unlimited transit rides in the Puget Sound region for just $9/day. Click here for more details.


Live within a few blocks of a bus stop, but never take transit to get to work? Why not give it a try – we know you’ll be amazed.

Pierce Transit provides 18 local routes into downtown. Get started by planning your trip on their website.

Sound Transit provides regional service with 4 express routes and more than 3,000 boardings in downtown every day.

You can pay cash or use your ORCA card. Load the cardonline.How the ORCA Card works (video).

Use to track your bus so you know the moment it will arrive, and make using transit even more convenient.

Not sure which route is your best bet? Nervous about riding? Curious to know more? Give Downtown On the Go a call, and we’ll personally help you to plan your route, take a practice ride, or just talk with you about why we love buses so much.

Are you a downtown business? Find out more about providing low-cost ORCA Passes to your employees: ORCA Passport program for Downtown Employers.

Increase the existing downtown transit mode split
from 6.5% (2009) to 11% (2015).

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