“Your Work, Your Way” Campaign Begins February 1Pierce Trips is proud to present our next campaign “Your Work, Your Way,” encouraging folks to telework or work a compressed work schedule in February for a chance to win one of these great prizes:
What counts as teleworking? Working from home or a satellite location that is less than halfway to your office. Examples of satellite locations include office hoteling spaces, shared office spaces, libraries, and coffee shops.
- Three $50 restaurant gift cards
- Two blanket and tumbler gift sets
- Twenty-five $10 gift cards
What counts as a compressed work week? A compressed work week gives you the benefit of an extra day off by working your usual number of hours in fewer days per pay period. For example, work four 10-hour days each week and then enjoy a three-day weekend or work 80 hours in nine days with an extra day off every other week.
Starting February 1, log your telework or compressed work days in the trip tracking calendar for a chance to win prizes! First-time trip loggers will need to create an account on the Pierce Trips trip tracking calendar.
Pierce Trips 2022 Year in ReviewPierce Trips is proud to be partnering with so many employers across Pierce County and providing resources for thousands of Pierce County travelers to take more sustainable trips. Your actions help reduce congestion, fuel consumption, improve air, and water quality in our region. As we wrap up one more year, take a look at how Pierce Trips users logged their sustainable trips in 2022.
Grab your Walking Shoes; the Monkeyshines are BackThe Lunar New Year was on Sunday, January 22, which means Monkeyshines are officially here! Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit and the 20th year of Monkeyshines, this year there are 2,300 glass objects hidden around Tacoma. This is the perfect time to get your walking shoes on, grab your ORCA card, pump your bicycle tires and start routing your treasure hunt!
Learn more about Monkeyshines.
Downtown On the Go Friday Forum January 27 As Tacoma grows and changes, what would you like to see in the City of Destiny? Housing and transportation are deeply interconnected and City policies influence who can access opportunities and services. Downtown On the Go’s first Friday Forum of 2023 titled “Who Are We Building For? Housing and Access in Tacoma” will be held in-person at the Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters and virtually over Zoom on Friday, January 27, from noon – 1 p.m. and will explore how Tacomans’ needs and wants both match up and differ as we dive into what a future Tacoma could look like.
Learn more and register here.
Pledge to Take More Sustainable Trips in 2023Whether you want to share the ride, walk or bicycle, or work from home more often, keep yourself on track by creating a pledge on the Pierce Trips Calendar (scroll under calendar). Folks who set and complete a pledge between January 1 and March 31 will be entered into a prize drawing for a $20 or $25 gift card!
Our Next Commuter Profile: Megan, Admin in TacomaOur next Star Commuter is Megan, an admin worker in Tacoma. Megan works from home three days a week and saves more than just time and gas by not commuting!
Check out her commuter profile here.
Tips for Riding Transit in the DarkWhether you’re walking to a bus stop or standing at one while it’s dark outside, Pierce Transit encourages you to think about the importance of being seen by passing motorists and your bus driver:
Night Stops: After 9:00 p.m., you may ask your bus driver to let you off at any point along your bus route, even if it's not a regular bus stop.
- Use your light: Shine a flashlight onto the ground or wave your phone flashlight to ensure the bus driver sees you. Please don’t shine the light directly at the bus driver.
- Wear light colors and/or reflective gear: Choose a light-colored or bright coat or accessories, and pair it with an inexpensive safety vest or other reflective gear. Attach small solid or blinking safety lights to your clothing or bags.
Pierce Trips is a one-stop shop for carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus or train, walking, bicycling, working a compressed workweek schedule, or teleworking resources.