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.

History

Prior to 1980, the operator was Tacoma Transit System.

Bus Routes

Pierce Transit has 34 fixed-route bus routes. To see a full list of the agency's routes, including all current and suspended routes, as well as many of the agency's deleted routes, see List of Pierce Transit Bus Routes.

Pierce Transit's service area includes Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, University Place, Spanaway, Parkland, Steilacoom, Fife, Milton, Edgewood, Fircrest, Auburn, Federal Way as well as some unincorporated areas of Pierce County.

The agency's core routes, numbered 1-4, operate every 30 minutes or better on weekdays, and make up the backbone of the transit network. Routes numbered in the 10s, 20s and 40s mainly serve the city of Tacoma, with most of these routes starting or ending at 10th & Commerce Transit Center. Routes numbered in the 50s start or end at Tacoma Mall Transit Center, and connect Tacoma mall with a variety of destinations. The 63 operates as an express to Northeast Tacoma.

Routes numbered in the 100s serve the Gig Harbor area. Routes numbered in the 200s serve Lakewood, and all start or end at Lakewood Transit Center. Most of the 400 series routes serve Puyallup Station and the city of Puyallup, with the exception of the 497, which operates as an express between Auburn and Lakeland Hills. Routes 500 and 501 Fife and Federal Way.

Pierce Transit also operates 12 bus routes on behalf of Sound Transit, which offer express service in Pierce and King Counties. The agency also operates SHUTTLE paratransit services, and three on-demand Runner routes.

Most of the Pierce Transit fixed-route network operates 7 days a week, with the exception of three peak-hour express buses, one weekday-only bus route and one bus route that does not operate on Sundays.

Two of the Pierce Transit routes are summer seasonal, and mainly serve popular tourist and vacation destinations in the area.

Currently, three of Pierce Transit's routes are suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and bus operator shortage.

Facilities

Transit Centers and Park & Rides

Only larger Park & Rides are listed

Transit Bus Roster

The majority of the bus fleet run on compressed natural gas. Sound Transit owns 77 of Pierce Transit's buses; 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 254-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 273-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R
320-329 Pierce Transit 323-a.jpg 2005 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • Most retired in 2020.
  • 320-323 in trolley livery.
  • 320-322 in use on route 100.
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 513-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 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 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins
Westport

L9N
Allison B400R
  • 40-foot CNG buses.[2]
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."
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
316-349 Pierce Transit 342-a.jpg 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
330-332 Pierce Transit 331-a.jpg 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB
350-369 Pierce Transit 353-a.jpg 1973 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
370-381 Pierce Transit 374-a.jpg 1974 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
382 ? GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-?
383 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
384 ? GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-?
385-395 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
396-398 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
399 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
400 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
401 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
402 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
403 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
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 was sold to the Dept. of Licensing at the CDS truck driving school yard in Spanaway; spotted 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
506 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
511 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
530 1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
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
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, 8063,
8064, 8066,
8068, 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/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on SHUTTLE.
5050-5070 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 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. 8 FTA Low-No Grant Winners To Purchase 35 Proterra Electric Transit Buses, PR Newswire.
  2. 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