Pierce Transit has free rides as farebox test

Pierce Transit is inviting the public to try its new fare boxes on buses by taking free rides in December.
The fareboxes will “go live” on Dece. 8, bringing an end to paper transfers and introducing a new all-day pass, officials said.
Customers who currently pay their fare with cash or a One Ride ticket, and who need more than one Pierce Transit bus to reach their destination, will have three options: Pay a cash fare or use a One Ride ticket on each bus they board; purchase an all-day pass on board, good for unlimited rides on a single service day; or use an ORCA card, loaded with fare product for an automatic two-hour transfer credit.
Riders can check out the new system riding free on Dec. 6-7. Regular fares will resume on Dec. 8.