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Try Transit Month – October 2013

Are you transit curious? Want to take the bus but not sure where to start? Tired of watching trains whiz by while you sit in traffic? Maybe you just want to save money on gas and parking?

This October is 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 offers the resources, motivation, and incentives you need to take the plunge.

Become a Rider Recruiter

Win $50 at IGA city Grocer or on your ORCA card when you recruit 3 friends to try transit 3 times each during October. Plus, your friends will enjoy prizes for riding 3 times! Contact dotg@tacomachamber.org for more information.


Tacoma Events

Bus to the Zoo

October 19 | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring the kids and meet other families on this trip to Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Meet at 10:30 by the playground in WrightPark to take the bus to the zoo together.

Bus Crawl

October 23 |

Join us on a crawl to Tacoma hot spots by bus.


Thanks for Riding Tent

October 29 | 7-9 a.m.

Join Downtown On the Go at the 10th/Commerce bus station for coffee and giveaways; our way of saying thanks for riding!


Thanks for Riding Tent

October 30 | 7-9 a.m.


Join downtown On the Go at the Tacoma Dome Station Bus Shop at 505 East 25th Street for coffee and giveaways; our way of saying thanks for riding!


ORCA To-Go Traveling Van

Take care of all your ORCA needs when ORCA To-Go comes to your neighborhood or business. Staff will provide one-on-one personal service so you’re ready to ride transit. You can:

  • Buy a new card – adult, youth,
  •  senior and disabled RRFP (bring ID for senior and youth cards)
  • Add value to a new or existing ORCA card
  • Buy a regional pass for a new or existing ORCA card and
  • Get help riding transit…and more!


Try The Bus!

Groups of 3 or more can choose a destination to ride with an expert host and receive the free bus pass. Just contact Downtown On the Go at dotg@tacomachamber.org!


The Challenge

Try Transit Month runs from October 1 – 31, but you are welcome to register now to start recruiting people to the challenge or your team. Visit luum.com/ref/trytransit and log your trips. The more trips you log, and the more friends you recruit, the more chances you have win prizes!


Wheel Options

October is Wheel Options month, too! You get a chance to win a trip to Hawaii when you log your trips at Piercetrips.com as well!



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