Name: Laura Ingalls
Occupation: Customer Support/Success Agent
Gets around by: Pierce Transit (Route 11 specifically!)
Where do you live and where do you work? I live in Ruston and I work in downtown Tacoma.
How do you get there? I rely on Route 11 to take me where I need to go!
How does it all add up? How much money or time do you save? It definitely helps keep me organized and on time for things. I don’t have to worry about being late to work because the bus isn’t going to wait on me!
What’s in it for you? Convenience, for sure. And I don’t have to worry about traffic or relying on Uber. The bus is always on time, the driver is always friendly, and it gives me time before work to amp myself up and after work to decompress.
Do you have any tips for people who may be trying these modes for the first time? Just try it! There is a weird stigma about taking public transit that shouldn’t exist. Tacoma is one of the friendliest public transit cities I’ve ever lived, and I encourage all my friends to try it out. It’s reliable, affordable, and gets you where you need to go!