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Posted on: November 23, 2022

November '22 Pierce Trips News

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Check out our winners

Rideshare Month Winners

Yeehaw! Thank you for sharing the ride this October and logging your trips on the Pierce Trips Calendar. Check out our winners here.

In total, 195 participants representing over 50 employers logged 4,504 rideshare trips andreduced 82,438 drive-alone miles. That’s more than three times around the globe! 


Walk and Roll Through the Holidays

As we near the end of 2022, there are many holiday-themed events to check out across Pierce County. Pierce Trips has gathered information on a variety of these events from DuPont to University Place along with tips on how to arrive in sustainable fashion.

Check out events in your own neighborhood, or hop on a bike, bus, or scooter and see what neighboring towns are up to!

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Say 'Hi' to Pierce Trips in South Tacoma, December 2

Stop by and spin our prize wheel at the Community Resource Fair at STAR Center, 3873 S 66th Street, Tacoma on Friday, December 2 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free ORCA cards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more here. 

S Tac Access

South Tacoma Station Access Improvements

Sound Transit is planning access improvements so more people can walk, roll, bike and take transit to the South Tacoma train station and neighborhood destinations. Learn more about their plans and give them your input via their online open house through December 5 or in-person at the Tacoma Santa Parade, Sunday, December 4, 1:00 – 6:00 pm on South Tacoma Way between S 50th and S 56th Streets.

ORCA Next Gen

More Ways You Can Get an ORCA Card

The ORCA card is a regional transit card that can be used on many of the transit agencies in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area, including Pierce Transit and Sound Transit. You can now purchase and load funds onto ORCA cards at Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertsons and Safeway stores in addition to transit vending machines, online and at customer service locations. Please note that Saar’s Stores no longer sell ORCA cards.

Learn more about ORCA retail locations here.

Fall vanpool

Cut Your Commute Costs by Vanpooling 

With current commute costs, it's a great time to start looking for a vanpool. Find two other co-workers or join an existing vanpool to cut your commute costs and share the driving responsibilities. If you form a new vanpool, your First Month is Free!

Learn more about vanpooling here and find a rideshare partner at RideshareOnline .com.


Our Next Commuter Profile: Amanda K

When Amanda works from home, she saves on gas, food, and daycare. See who she spends time with!

Read more here. 

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