“I enjoy sharing the excitement about riding bikes with people. I like showing people how easy it is to ride your bike to work.” – Tacoma bike commuter



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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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