Did you know?

According to WSDOT’s bicycle counts, in Tacoma, there were 24% more cyclists on the road in 2010 vs 2009!




>>> Make your voice heard on future regional transit projects! Share your input about Sound Transit 3.

>>> October is Try Transit Month, and your opportunity to try public transportation. Whether you’ve never ridden a bus or train or you just want to try a new route, October is a great month to get on board. Everyone who logs bus or Sounder train commute trips at PierceTrips.com in October is entered to win prizes!

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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. Also, Sound Transit provides regional service with 4 express bus routes serving Tacoma:

One Bus Away tracks your bus so you know the moment it will arrive, and make using transit even more convenient.

ORCA card makes boarding easy. Load the card online and tap the card reader when boarding the bus.  Learn how the ORCA Card works (video).


Sound Transit also provides a commuter train and the currently fare-free Tacoma Link light rail providing more than 3,000 boardings in downtown every day.

ORCA card makes boarding easy. Load the card online.  Tap the card reader at the station platform prior to boarding, and ‘tap off’ when you exit so the correct fare is calculated.  Learn how the ORCA Card works (video).


Not sure which route is your best bet? Nervous about riding? Curious to know more? Contact DOTG, 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.

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