What’s Happening? 

Intercity Transit began construction in the summer of 2018 to expand the Olympia Transit Center (OTC) located on 222 State Avenue in downtown Olympia. The new terminal is intended to provide transit riders with better customer amenities. It will accommodate Greyhound’s regional bus service, giving passengers more convenient access between regional and local transportation. 

About the Project

The new terminal will be approximately 11,000 square feet and add five additional bus bays to the downtown transit center. The $8.4 million expansion will include a customer service counter for ticketing and information on the main floor, plus public restrooms and a waiting area for transit customers. On the second floor, the terminal will house driver break rooms, as well as staff conference rooms and offices to support Intercity Transit operations. 

The original building at the transit center was built in 1993 with 10 bus bays. In 2010, OTC was handling 4,300 passenger boardings compared to over 5,000 daily boardings today. 

Rider Alert

During construction, we will need to change the location of where some of the buses park at the Olympia Transit Center when they stop to pick up passengers. Please pay close attention to the information on the bus display signs to make sure you are getting on the right bus. Bus bay assignments may change throughout the construction project. 

Project Contractors

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is serving as the project manager for the expansion. SRG Partnership, Inc., an architectural firm located in Seattle, is designing the building. Seattle-based Graham Construction is serving as the general contractor and construction manager. 

More Information

Check out our fact sheet for more details. Intercity Transit will continue to keep the community informed about the expansion through our website, Facebook (@intercitytransit) and Twitter (@intercitytransi). If you have a specific question or concern, please direct those to our Online Customer Comment Form, or contact Customer Service at 360-786-1881.