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Try Transit this October

October is Try Transit Month, sponsored by CH2M, and your opportunity to try public transportation. Whether you’ve never ridden a bus or train or you just want to try a new route, Try Transit Month gives you a great chance to get on board.

Log Your Trips

Everyone who logs bus or Sounder train commute trips at PierceTrips.com in October is entered to win prizes! (Log 6 or more commute days for eligibility to win big prizes -like a $2000 Travel Credit or a $500 prepaid Mastercard! – as part of the statewide Wheel Options campaign, too.)

The first 50 people new to PierceTrips and who log at least one transit trip will win a Downtown On the Go travel mug!

“I [Bus] Tacoma” Selfie Campaign

Get an “I Bus Tacoma” button, wear it proudly, and take a selfie while riding the bus! Share the photo with us and you could win a $100 gift card – more details here.

Ride the Bus* with Pierce Transit CEO Sue Dreier

New to transit? Have questions you need answered? Come ride with us on Oct. 28, at noon. Click here for details.
Not new to transit? Bring a friend who is, and we will give you a “Ride the Bus” t-shirt by Downtown On the Go!
Free bus fare for the first 25.* We’ll ride the 14/13 loop to Proctor and back, returning to 11th & Pacific at 12:55

*RSVP required; email aleciak@tacomachamber.org with names of all members of your party.


Join the conversation around transit by attending advocacy opportunities with guidance from Downtown On the Go staff.

Citizen Advocacy 101
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
Tully’s Coffee, 9th & Broadway, Tacoma
A casual how-to discussion about speaking in a public forum, followed by optional observation of Tacoma City Council meeting in preparation for speaking at opportunities later in the month.

Pierce Transit Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
Pierce Transit, 3720 96th St SW, Lakewood
Join DOTG on a bus ride from downtown to the meeting, where you can share your experiences and aspirations for transit, in addition to contributing a citizen presence. To ride with us, please RSVP by emailing aleciak@tacomachamber.org.  We’ll meet at 10th & Commerce at 3:10 p.m. to ride the #48 to the meeting.

Citizens’ Forum at Tacoma City Council
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (and Every Second Tuesday) at 5 p.m.
Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market, Tacoma
Share your stories with the council and encourage them to prioritize transit in the City’s new Transportation Master Plan.

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