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, 11 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

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 travel to the Puget Sound service area.

Current roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
167-184 Pierce Transit 174-a.jpg 2002 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R
185-204 Pierce Transit 188-a.jpg 2004 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
205-214 Pierce Transit 210-a.jpg 2005 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
215-229 Pierce Transit 222-a.jpg 2006 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Voith D864.5
230-239 Pierce Transit 239-a.jpg 2007 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Voith D864.5
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 2017 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R
300-319 Pierce Transit 308-a.jpg 2004 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
  • 300-304 are retired.
  • 318-319 are in the "Trolley livery."
320-329 Pierce Transit 323-a.jpg 2005 NFI C30LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
330-332 Pierce Transit 331-a.jpg 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Ex-LINK Transit.
501-509 Pierce Transit 502-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system 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 1 unit delivered in July 2018.
8018,
8020-8021,
8023-8025,
8028-8029,
8031-8035,
8043-8044,
8055-8057,
8059,
8063-8064,
8066-8069
Pierce Transit 8056-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(23 buses) TBD Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins
Westport

L9N
Allison B400R 40-foot CNG buses.[3]

Retired Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year 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
201-239 Pierce Transit 207-a.jpg 1985 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
301-302 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.
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 4HP500 454, 458 & 5 other units were retired, auctioned off & scrapped in 2005.
459-472 Pierce Transit 472-a.jpg 1991 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 4HP500 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.
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 HP500 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
1613-14, 1626, 1629, 1636, 1641, 1650-1651, 1667, 1685, 1718, 1721-22, 1727, 1731, 1766, 1772, 1778 1981 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730

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.
5101-5139 2012 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Triton (gasoline) TorqShift 5R110W Used on SHUTTLE.
5140-5170 2014 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 2007 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech TorqShift 5R110W
  • Used on Bus Plus.
  • 5813 is retired; possibly wrecked.

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 167-184 185-204 205-214 215-229 230-239 240-250 251-260 261-270 271-277 300-319 320-329 501-509 510-515 516-521 8000s
Retired Vehicles 101-145 146-166 201-239 301-302 303-315 337 316-349 350-369 370-381 382 383 384 385-395 396-398 399 400 401 402 403 401-419 420-438 439-443 444-458 459-472 473-487 501-503 505 506 551-569 801-827 828-842
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 10 11 13 16 26 28 41 42 45 48 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 100 102 113 202 204 206 207 212 214 220 300 402 406 407 408 409 410 413 444 446 490 495 496 497 500 501

Mid-County Bus PLUS - Olympia Express - Orting Loop

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