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Pierce County Ferry Rider Alert

25 Alerts
September 25, 2020 4:15 PM

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards. Thank you for your patience as we work to apply solutions to help reduce line cutting occurrences. An alternative solution will be implemented at a later date.

September 24, 2020 3:31 PM

On 9/25/20, Pierce County ferry will begin use of plastic loading cards to help reduce line cutting.

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will begin use of plastic loading cards to help reduce line cutting occurrences. Cards will be sanitized after each use. Law enforcement may ticket drivers $48 for line-cutting violations.

Only vehicles with a...

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September 23, 2020 2:00 PM

Peak season fares for ferry tickets end Sept. 30; refunds available only through Oct. 10.

Peak season fares for ferry tickets end Sept. 30; refunds available only through Oct. 10. Non-peak tickets will be available for sale starting October 1. Value pass, vehicle passenger, and walk-on fares are the same year-round.

September 15, 2020 9:09 AM

New oversize/overweight load policy for Pierce County Ferry; modular homes no longer accepted.

New policy addresses oversize and overweight loads on Pierce County Ferry system. We may not accept oversize or overweight loads that negatively affect ferry service. Specifically, modular homes will no longer be accepted. View policy at link below.

September 9, 2020 3:32 PM

Trucks to transport rocks on ferry starting Sept. 14. Crews will avoid using peak commute runs.

Pierce County Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County dump trucks on the ferry during early morning and mid-morning runs on weekdays from Sept. 14 through early December.

Crews will time their trips to minimize impacts to ferry riders. Loading...

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September 3, 2020 2:18 PM

Anderson Is. terminal\bathrooms to open for use Friday, Sept. 4 and will be cleaned/sanitized daily

Anderson Island terminal and bathrooms will open for use Friday, Sept. 4 and will be cleaned and sanitized daily. Face masks and practicing social distancing are required while in public spaces, including the terminals.

September 1, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (changed from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high,...

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September 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

August 25, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high,...

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August 25, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

August 18, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high...

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August 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry.

To comply with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pierce County Ferry will require that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry, effective Friday, June 26.

June 23, 2020 9:40 AM

Extreme low tide restrictions in effect for oversized and low clearance vehicles.

Please be advised that extreme tides will restrict some oversized and low-clearance vehicles from certain ferry sailings throughout the summer.

Vehicles with low landing gear, low hitch connections, and vehicles with extended overhang from the rear axle...

View tide information from NOAA:
June 17, 2020 9:00 AM

New PC Ferry schedule starts July 1. View new schedule online now. Paper copies at terminal July 1.

New Pierce County Ferry schedule starts July 1. New, simplified schedule is more consistent seven days per week. View new schedule online now at www.piercecountywa.gov/ferry-schedule. Paper copies available at Steilacoom terminal July 1.

Please send any...

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June 1, 2020 3:16 PM

Recent driving incidents prompt reminder: PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior.

Recent aggressive driving incidents endangered safety of crew and passengers. PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior. Please bring patience and courtesy when riding ferry and follow directions of crew.

May 18, 2020 3:24 PM

Stay home, Stay Healthy. Ferry cabin limited to 25 passengers. Please follow social distancing.

Ferry passenger cabin is limited to 25 passengers. This allows more space for passengers and crew to maintain social distance. Please follow social distancing while in waiting lines, at terminal, and on the ferry. Pierce County Ferry supports essential...

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April 10, 2020 7:55 AM

A 60-day Value Pass extension is available. Must have unused rides and expire March 6 or later.

Pierce County Ferry riders may now request a 60-day extension for Value Pass tickets. To qualify for an extension, the Value Pass must have remaining rides and an original expiration date of March 6 or later.

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April 7, 2020 9:39 AM

AI terminal closed; Steilacoom terminal now limited to 10 people for ticket, bathroom use only.

PC Ferry is extending social distancing efforts. Anderson Island terminal is closed. Steilacoom terminal is limited to 10 people at a time for ticketing and bathroom use only. Thank you for your help protecting riders and crew by maintaining social...

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March 25, 2020 4:55 PM

Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will not change PC Ferry service at this time

The Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will not change PC Ferry service at this time. Service will continue on regular schedule. We will keep riders informed of any schedule adjustments.

March 17, 2020 3:18 PM

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update - USCG crew requirements now added

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update page now includes US Coast Guard crew requirement to operate ferry. We strive to keep you informed, so that you can make appropriate plans. Please follow link and stay informed.

March 13, 2020

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Updates

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19. Please follow link to learn about the latest service updates.

March 6, 2020 11:19 AM

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets. Thank you.

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets; they'll be scanned on the terminal during boarding. Thank you for your attention to this change in procedure.

March 5, 2020 2:47 PM

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department regarding COVID-19.

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19.

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June 26, 2019 3:18 PM

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. Do not leave gaps.

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. To avoid opportunities for line cutting, park directly behind vehicle ahead of you and do not leave gaps; stay with your vehicle. See link for updated ferry loading guidelines..