Pierce Transit to roll out Puyallup, South Hill bus service

Pierce Transit passengers who want to travel between downtown Puyallup and South Hill will soon have a new bus route at their service.

The Puyallup Connector Route 425 will begin on Sun., June 8, at 10 a.m., and offer stops at the South Hill Mall Transit Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, 4th Street NW and River Road, and the Puyallup Sounder Station. The route will provide 30-minute service to key destinations such as the Puyallup Public Library, Puyallup City Hall, Wildwood Park, Senior Housing Assistance Group Center, Group Health Medical Center, and Mel Korum YMCA.

Fares are two dollars for adults, 75 cents for youth 18 and under, and 75 cents for discounted card holders. Between June 8 through Sept. 27, the Puyallup Connector will run with 30-minute frequency from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. to serve guests of Concerts in the Park. On Saturdays, service will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. to accommodate the Downtown Puyallup Farmer’s Market. Between Sept. 28 through June 6, 2015, the Puyallup Connector service will operate Monday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The new service will be tested and evaluated as a one-year demonstration project through June 6, 2015. Toward the end of the demonstration period, the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners will determine if the Puyallup Connector will be added to regular service.

Pierce County residents are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sat., June 7, at 10 a.m., at the Puyallup Farmer’s Market, located at 330 S. Meridian, in Puyallup.

More information is available online at piercetransit.org/puyallup.