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Transportation and Directions

Free van transportation to the Beacon and Lighthouse Activity Centers is offered to eligible seniors living in the city limits of Tacoma. The service offered is a modified curb to curb service. Riders must be able to independently walk to the van, then navigate the steps into and off the van. Riders are able to establish regular rides or be designated as “will call”.

Center transportation is provided as a group ride. All riders going to the same center are picked up together then taken to the center. Pickup times are between 8 AM - 9:30 AM depending on your location. Center vans leave centers for the return trip at 1:30 PM- 2 PM Monday through Friday.

Eligible Seniors

  • Are age 60+
  • Can independently get to the van and navigate the steps without assistance
  • No longer drive and do not have someone else who can drive them
  • Are unable to use a fixed bus route to get to the center
  • Live within the designated area of the center they want to attend
Registration for van ridership is arranged with the Center Supervisor of the center in your area. It takes approximately 48 hours from your initial signup for your first ride. Your center van driver will contact you with the exact date/time of your first pickup.

Directions
Beacon Activity Center
415 S. 13th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 

Beacon Center is on the corner of South 13th & Fawcett. There is an entrance on either street. The Center is two blocks down the hill from Tacoma Avenue or six blocks up the hill from Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.

Lighthouse Activity Center
5016 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98408 

Lighthouse Center is in the middle of the block on A Street, one block east of Pacific Avenue.

Contact Information

 

City of Tacoma
Senior Transportation 

 

Beacon Activity Center

415 S. 13th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 591-5083

 

Juleeann Fisher

Site Coordinator

email

 

Lighthouse Activity Center

5016 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98408 
(253) 591-5080

 

Julie Kerrigan

Site Coordinator

email

 

Transportation Resources

Paratransit Services
(800) 925-5438

Pierce Transit
(253) 581-8000

Shuttle Services
(253) 581-8100