Simply put, greater use of alternative modes of transportation leads to cleaner air and clearer skies. Lowering greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels reduces air pollutants and can help avoid climate change.
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Take a look at the Pierce Transit System Map to find the nearest bus stop or transit station. Or, let the Pierce Transit Trip Planner do the work for you by planning your trip from start to finish!
While it depends on what type of transportation you use, alternative transportation can definitely save you some money! Walking only costs you a pair of good walking shoes, vanpooling as little as $100 a month, and taking the bus only $2 per ride.
Take a look at the different transit authority pages for precise information on transportation type and fare costs: Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Foot Ferries and Fast Ferries, and Seattle Streetcar.
Yes! The following discount programs are available:
Regional Reduced Fare Permits are available to seniors and people with disabilities.
ORCA LIFT cards are available to qualifying low-income adults.
Youth under 18 ride free. Riders 6-18 will need to get a youth ORCA card, which can be obtained for free on the website.
In many counties, you can use the SeeClickFix app to report a problem. With the application downloaded on your phone you can:
Snap a pic of the issue.
Geo-locate where the issue is and submit the problem.
“SeeClickFix publicly documents the issue and notifies governments and others who resolve the problem.” — SeeClickFix app.
If you'd like to call or email to report an issue, see the list of contacts by location on our Road & Trail Maintenance page.
Sustainable transportation means finding ways to travel that are good for the environment and help create a healthier Earth for everyone. It's all about using ways to get around that don't cause pollution or harm nature. Essentially, the goal of sustainable transportation is to lower greenhouse gas emissions caused by vehicle usage.
Green transportation or alternative transportation are also ways to refer to sustainable transportation. At Ride Together Pierce, we champion the use of sustainable modes of transportation that help lower harmful carbon emissions while reducing the congestion of traffic on our roads.
By switching from single-occupancy vehicle travel to more sustainable modes, such as carpooling, vanpooling, walking, biking, telework, working from home, and public transit like bus, train, and light rail, we help create less congestion on the freeways and contribute to healthier, cleaner communities.