New PugetPass goes to sea and the state capitol: new agreements with state ferries and Olympia Express
The new region-wide PugetPass - created through the partnership of Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, King County Metro, Community Transit and Everett Transit - can now be used by riders on Washington state Puget Sound ferries and the Olympia Express service offered by Thurston County's Intercity Transit.
"The PugetPass is already making riding transit easier for people throughout Puget Sound and this new agreement will help make travel even more convenient, seamless and customer-friendly," Sound Transit Board Chair and Tacoma City Councilmember Paul Miller said.
The new agreements expand the acceptance of PugetPass for riders already using Olympia Express between Pierce County and Olympia and create a new Puget Ship-to-Shore Pass available for riders from the Kitsap Peninsula and Whidbey, Vashon and Bainbridge Islands. The PugetPass became available on Sept. 1, honored by Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, King County Metro, Community Transit and Everett Transit.
"PugetPass is proof that by working together, we can meet our region's transportation challenges through cooperation and with innovative, common-sense and customer-friendly solutions like the PugetPass," Miller said.
For Sound Transit's ST Express regional bus transit service, the monthly unlimited-trip PugetPass will be available in seven prices ranging from $18 for a one-zone pass for seniors and people with disabilities to $82.50 for a three-zone pass.
For more information please call 1-888-889-6368 or visit the PugetPass Web site at www.pugetpass.org/.
Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county region-wide transit system plan known as Sound Move. Approved by voters in 1996, Sound Move will be a seamless blend of three regional transportation systems. Along with ST Express, Sound Move includes Sounder commuter trains, running 82 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail consisting of a 21-mile line connecting the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Seattle and a 1.6 mile line in Tacoma; and Regional Express with numerous new or improved transit centers, park-and-ride lots and improved high-occupancy vehicle lane access throughout the region.
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