LAKEWOOD, WA. Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, Pierce Transit’s Fife to Puyallup Sounder Station Community Connector (Route 503) will have a permanent detour to better meet the morning Sounder train schedules. Five morning trips will be adjusted to arrive at the station before the Sounder trains. Additionally, for customer ease, the Route 503 Community Connector will stop at the same side of the tracks as the train is boarding. The revised trips are as follows:
Route 503 began service on Monday, February 17 as part of a one-year Demonstration Project to improve service to the cities of Fife, Milton and Edgewood, and to the Puyallup Sounder Station. Route 503 operates on weekdays only, providing peak commuter service with trips timed to meet Sounder trains and mid-day access to local services in Fife and Puyallup. A second community connector, the Route 504, began service on February 16 and serves key locations in Fife, Milton and Edgewood. The service design, including routes, is the result of collaboration between Pierce Transit staff and a committed Community Investment Team (CIT).
For more information about the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Community Connectors and other Pierce Transit innovative projects, visit Pierce Transit’s website at www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-projects/.