Pierce Transit

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Area Served Pierce County
Founded 1979
Fleet Size 272
77 (Sound Transit)
Employees 698 (Transit operations)
158 (Vehicle/Facility maintenance)
152 (Management and support)
2009 Ridership 16.9 million (Conventional including Sound Transit routes)

Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation or Pierce Transit provides public transit service in Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington.

Operations

Pierce Transit's fixed service area covers 414 square miles[1] serving an estimated population of 767,000 individuals in towns and cities such as Auburn, Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Fife, Edgewood, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, Puyallup, Ruston, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma and University Place in addition to unincorporated areas of Pierce County[1]. The transit system consists of 52 fixed bus routes, 15 Sound Transit routes, SHUTTLE, a specialized transportation service for the disabled, Vanpool, ridematching and intercounty express bus service in cooperation with Sound Transit and Intercity Transit.

History

Prior to 1980, the operator was Tacoma Transit System.

Bus Routes

Most routes run 7 days a week

Route Start Via End Notes
1 Tacoma Community College Transit Center 6th Avenue, Downtown Tacoma, Pacific Avenue, Parkland Transit Center Spanaway
2 Downtown Tacoma 19th Street, Tacoma Community College Transit Center, Brigeport Way Lakewood Transit Center
3 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Mall Transit Center, SR512 Park & Ride Lakewood Transit Center
4 Lakewood Transit Center SR512 Park & Ride, South Hill Mall Transit Center Pierce College Puyallup
10 Tacoma Community College Transit Center Pearl Street Point Defiance
11 Downtown Tacoma Proctor Point Defiance
13 Tacoma Dome Station Downtown Tacoma, N 30th St Proctor Peak hours only
15 Downtown Tacoma Point Defiance Only runs during the summer, Currently suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
16 Downtown Tacoma Proctor, North End Tacoma Community College Transit Center
28 Downtown Tacoma S 12th Street Tacoma Community College Transit Center
41 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Dome Station, Salishan, S 56th Street Tacoma Mall Transit Center
42 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Dome Station, McKinley Avenue 72nd Street Transit Center
45 Downtown Tacoma Yakima Avenue Parkland Transit Center
48 Downtown Tacoma M Street Lakewood Transit Center
52 Tacoma Community College Transit Center Fircrest Tacoma Mall Transit Center
53 Tacoma Community College Transit Center University Place Tacoma Mall Transit Center
54 72nd Street Transit Center Portland Avenue, 38th Street Tacoma Mall Transit Center
55 Parkland Transit Center Tacoma Mall Transit Center
57 Downtown Tacoma Hilltop Tacoma Mall Transit Center
63 Downtown Tacoma Northeast Tacoma Peak hours only
100 Tacoma Community College Transit Center Kimball Drive Park & Ride, Gig Harbor Purdy Park & Ride
101 Uptown Gig Harbor Kimball Drive Park & Ride Downtown Gig Harbor Only runs during the summer
102 Downtown Tacoma Purdy Park & Ride Peak hours only, Currently suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
202 Lakewood Transit Center 72nd Street 72nd Street Transit Center
206 Lakewood Transit Center Tillicum JBLM Madigan Hospital
212 Lakewood Transit Center West Lakewood, Pierce College Steliacoom Pierce College Steliacoom (some trips), Steliacoom
214 Lakewood Transit Center VA Hospital Pierce College Steliacoom
400 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Dome Station, Puyallup Station South Hill Mall Transit Center Weekdays only
402 Federal Way Transit Center Puyallup Station, South Hill Mall Transit Center Meridian E & 171st St Ct E
409 E Puyallup Puyallup Station 72nd Street Transit Center
425 Puyallup Station Good Samaritan Hospital South Hill Mall Transit Center Weekdays and Saturdays only
497 Auburn Station Lakeland Hills Sunset Park P&R Peak hours only
500 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Dome Station, Pacific Highway S Federal Way Transit Center
501 Downtown Tacoma Tacoma Dome Station, Milton Federal Way Transit Center

Transit Bus Roster

The Pierce Transit bus fleet includes 272 vehicles, all of which are American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The majority of the bus fleet run on compressed natural gas. Sound Transit owns 77 of Pierce Transit's bus fleet; these buses service routes that originate from Pierce County and South King County and travel to the Puget Sound service area.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
230-239 Pierce Transit 239-a.jpg 2007 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Voith D864.3E Moved to reserve fleet as of Nov. 2021
240-250 Pierce Transit 246-a.jpg 2008 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
251-260 Pierce Transit 256-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R
261-270 Pierce Transit 263-a.jpg 2016 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R
271-277 Pierce Transit 274-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R
333-335 2019 ARBOC Spirit of America 29' Cummins B6.7 Allison B220
  • Trolley Replica
  • Out of service until further notice due to ADA issues.
501-509 Pierce Transit 502-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
  • 2010 models
  • Entered service in April 2011.
510-515 Pierce Transit 511-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
516-521 Pierce Transit 521-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
522-524[2] Pierce Transit 524-a.jpg 2018 Proterra Catalyst FC
BE40
UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
525-530 2021 Gillig Low Floor Plus 40'
(G28D102N4)
Cummins Battery Electric System
10101-10123 Pierce Transit 10101-a.jpg 2018 - 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins
Westport

L9N
Allison B400R
  • 40-foot CNG buses.[3]
10124-10143 Pierce Transit 10126-a.jpg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins
Westport

L9N
Allison B400R
10144-10170 Pierce Transit 10155-a.jpg 2021 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins
Westport

L9N
Allison B400R

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-110 1969 Flxible 111CD-D5 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
111-143 1/1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(45096-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
101-145 Pierce Transit 126-a.jpg 1998 NFI C40LF Cummins C8.3G
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus
Allison B400R
  • Some units were retrofitted with Cummins Westport C Gas Plus engines.
  • 101 was a pilot bus.
  • Retired between December 3, 2011 and July 27, 2013.
  • 144 was sold to Pierce County Risk Management.
146-166 Pierce Transit 163-a.jpg 2000 NFI C40LF Cummins C8.3G
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus
Allison B400R
167-184 Pierce Transit 174-a.jpg 2002 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R
  • All retired by 2019.
185-204 Pierce Transit 188-a.jpg 2004 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • All retired by 2021
201-239 Pierce Transit 207-a.jpg 1985 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
205-214 Pierce Transit 210-a.jpg 2005 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • Retired by June 2021
215-229 Pierce Transit 222-a.jpg 2006 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Voith D864.3E
  • 2005 models
  • Retired in July 2021
300-319 Pierce Transit 308-a.jpg 2004 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • Retired in 2020.
  • 318-319 were in the "Trolley livery."
320-329 Pierce Transit 323-a.jpg 2005 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • Retired in 2020.
  • 320-322 only used on Gig Harbor trolley route due to issues with 333-335.
301-302 (1st) 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
337 Pierce Transit 337-a.jpg 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex 302.
303-315 1964 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Tacoma Transit System.
316-349 Pierce Transit 342-a.jpg 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Tacoma Transit System.
330-332 Pierce Transit 331-a.jpg 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Ex-LINK Transit 501, 503, 506, retired in 2019
350-369 Pierce Transit 353-a.jpg 1973 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly Tacoma Transit System.
370-381 Pierce Transit 374-a.jpg 1974 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly Tacoma Transit System.
382 ? GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-?
383 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Atlanta Transit System 613.
384 ? GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-?
385-395 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Atlanta Transit System 614, 619, 630, 650, 637, 608, 610, 615, 626, 649, 624.
396-398 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-DC Transit System 4702, 4772, 4708.
399 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Atlanta Transit System 635.
400 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Chicago and Calumet District Transit Company 2159.
401 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Atlanta Transit System 629.
402 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Columbus-Celina Coach Lines 118.
403 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Pittsburgh Railways Company 501.
401-419 Pierce Transit 407-a.jpg 1987 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
420-438 Pierce Transit 424-a.jpg 1990 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
  • Retired in 2004.
  • 427 is preserved by a private owner.
  • Some units went to Alaska & McNeil Island; some other units were bought by private owners.
439-443 Pierce Transit 441-a.jpg 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590 440 is owned by the Dept. of Licensing at the CDS truck driving school yard in Spanaway; spotted in a yard in September 2015.
444-458 1991 OBI Orion I CNG
(01.508)
Cummins L10G ZF 4HP590 454, 458 & 5 other units were retired, auctioned off & scrapped in 2005.
459-472 Pierce Transit 472-a.jpg 1/1992 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590
473-487 Pierce Transit 473-a.jpg 1992 OBI Orion I CNG
(01.508)
Cummins L10G ZF 4HP590 484 was scrapped at Tacoma General Metals in late 2006.
501-503, 505 1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Winnipeg Transit 155, 159, 190 & 154.
506 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Minneapolis Transit Company 110.
511 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Minneapolis Transit Company 114.
530 1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-San Diego Metropolitan Transit System 216, purchased in 1980.
551-569 1990 ElDorado National MST 2800 CNG Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545
801-827 Pierce Transit 802-a.jpg 1994 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Cummins L10G ZF 4HP590 To Sound Transit 801-827 in 1999.
828-842 Pierce Transit 842-a.jpg 1996 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Cummins L10G Allison B400R 1997 models
890-895 1978 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
1613, 1614,
1626, 1629,
1636, 1641,
1650, 1661,
1667, 1685,
1718, 1721,
1722, 1727,
1731, 1766,
1778
Pierce Transit 1641-a.jpg 1981 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
8018, 8020,
8021, 8023-8025,
8028, 8029,
8031-8035,
8043, 8044,
8055-8057, 8059,
8061-8064,
8066-8069
Pierce Transit 8056-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R

SHUTTLE/Bus Plus Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2002 Ford E450 TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on SHUTTLE.
  • 9 units
5001-5049 Pierce Transit 5009.jpg 2004 Ford/ElDorado National E450 TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5050-5070 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450 TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5071-5075 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5076-5100 Pierce Transit 5084-a.jpg 2007 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5101-5138 2012 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5139-5148 2014 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (CNG TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5149-5160 2014 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5161-5164 2014 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (CNG) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5165-5170 2014 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5171-5200 2016 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5800-5809 Pierce Transit 5804-a.jpg 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on Bus Plus.
  • Retired in 2012.
5810-5819 Pierce Transit 5811-a.jpg 2007 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on Bus Plus.
  • 5813 is retired; possibly wrecked.
5825-5828 Pierce Transit 5826-a.jpg 2016 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on SHUTTLE.
  • Active Reserve

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 About Pierce Transit, piercetransit.org, retrieved 23-10-2010
  2. 8 FTA Low-No Grant Winners To Purchase 35 Proterra Electric Transit Buses, PR Newswire.
  3. PIERCE TRANSIT BOARD MEETING - June 12, 2017 (downloadable PDF, PDF pg. 10), Pierce Transit. Retrieved on November 11, 2017.
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Fleet
Vehicles 230-239 240-250 251-260 261-270 271-277 333-335 501-509 510-515 516-521 522-524 525-530 10101-10123 10124-10143 10144-10170
Retired Vehicles 101-145 146-166 167-184 185-204 201-239 205-214 215-229 300-319 316-349 320-329 337 350-369 370-381 382 383 384 385-395 396-398 399 400 401 402 403 401-419 420-438 439-443 444-458 459-472 473-487 501-503 505 506 551-569 801-827 828-842 8000s
Facilities
Passenger Tacoma Community College - Tacoma Mall - Parkland Transit Center - Commerce Street (Downtown Tacoma) - 72nd Street & Portland Avenue - Lakewood - South Hill Mall - SR 512 Park & Ride
Routes
Bus

1 2 3 4 10 11 13 15 16 28 41 42 45 48 52 53 54 55 57 63 100 101 102 202 206 212 214 400 402 409 425 497 500 501

Sound Transit

540 541 560 566 567 574 577 578 580 586 590 592 594 595 596

Former Routes

26 51 56 59 60 61 113 204 207 220 300 406 407 408 410 413 444 446 490 495 496 Orting Loop Mid-County Bus PLUS Olympia Express

Puget Sound Region Agencies
Seattle
Seattle
Puget Sound
Lynnwood
Everett
Tacoma
Olympia
Seattle
Port Angeles
Bremerton
Bremerton
Aberdeen/Hoquiam
Shelton
Oak Harbor/Coupeville
Port Townsend
Mount Vernon/Burlington
Bellingham