Gig Harbor residents and visitors will have an opportunity this summer to hop on a trolley for their trips between the historic downtown waterfront and the Uptown shopping district. Beginning July 9, Pierce Transit trolley service will offer trips every 30 minutes between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with extended service to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The service will end on Sept. 28.
“Trolley service has been a goal of the Gig Harbor community for a number of years,” said Pierce Transit CEO Lynne Griffith. “With such strong support from community stakeholders, the time is right to pilot this project.”
“The trolley will help reduce congestion in downtown, connect the downtown and uptown districts and renew interest in public transportation,” added Gig Harbor Councilmember and Pierce Transit Board Member Derek Young.
The pilot project, which is a partnership between Pierce Transit, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, Merchants of Uptown, and the City of Gig Harbor, will not reduce existing service on Pierce Transit’s Routes 100 and 102, which currently serve the City of Gig Harbor.
More information is available online at piercetransit.org.