Gig Harbor Trolley Service Gets Underway June 1
Pierce Transit’s Gig Harbor Trolley (Route 101) service will get underway June 1, with service seven days a week through Sept. 2. The route will run between the historic downtown Gig Harbor waterfront district, Harbor Hill and the Uptown shopping district. Trolleys will run every 30 minutes and connect with other routes at the Kimball Drive Park & Ride.
Trolley fare for each ride is $.50 for adults (age 19 and up) and youth (ages 6-18), and the service is free for children ages five and under. The service is also free for seniors and persons with disabilities, with presentation of a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). Adults and youth may purchase a Pierce Transit All Day Pass for just $1 when purchased aboard the Trolley. ORCA cards, valid passes and One Ride Tickets may also be used for payment. Trolley hours are:
• Weekdays: 11:10 a.m. to 8:40 p.m.
• Saturdays: 10:40 a.m. to 9:10 p.m.
• Sundays: 12:10 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.
There will be a special, supplemental service on Saturday, June 1 to serve the Maritime Yo’ Ho’ Harbor Grande Parade. This express service will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and take parade-goers from the Kimball Park & Ride to a temporary bus stop on Judson Street, just one block from the parade. Express service back to the Kimball Park & Ride will get underway after the parade, between approximately 10:45 and 11 a.m. The supplemental parade service costs the same as a Trolley ride (see above).
In some past years, the Pierce Transit Route 100 has been detoured during Trolley service. This year the Route 100 will not change while the Trolley is running, offering more convenient service for commuters.
The Gig Harbor Trolley is a partnership between the City of Gig Harbor, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Merchants of Uptown, the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, Heron’s Key and Pierce Transit.
For more information about the Gig Harbor Trolley visit piercetransit.org/pt-trolley.