Commute Smart

Commute Smart provides education in and support for alternative transportation methods for PLU students, faculty and staff, through a variety of policies, programs, and benefits.

By making conscious efforts to use sustainable commuting practices, PLU commuters can model sustainability as well as work toward greater harmony with the environment.

Faculty/Staff Commute Survey Here

Participation needed from all commuters and non-commuters

We need help from faculty and staff with the upcoming Commute survey. Your participation will help us make educated decisions about our program. As a major employer in Pierce County, we are required by Washington State to survey employees regarding commute trips to the work site.

Those who should participate were sent an email the second week of April with the link to the survey ( The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. All employees should complete the survey, not only those who use alternative means other than driving alone to get to work. With your help, we can reach the 70% response rate required by the state. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Howell, University Transportation Coordinator at ext. 7329 or

Fare Changes Effective March 1st

Sound Transit is also changing its Sounder and ST Express bus fares effective March 1, 2016. The ST Express bus fare categories, current fares and new fares are shown here: March 2016 Revisions. You can also review the fare revisions and policies here PT Rider Alert.

Rider Alerts and Schedules

Pierce Transit:

Sound Transit:

There are many ways to Commute Smart…visit the FAQs page for more information. If you have questions, contact Gretchen Howell, the University Transportation Coordinator at ext. 7185.

Commute Benefits

Commute Smart provides education and support for alternative transportation methods.

Pierce Trips Calendar is your one-stop center for transportation options in Pierce County.

Carpool and Save

Carpooling is a smart way to cut costs and make the most of your commute.