For Immediate Release: March 13, 2020
Intercity Transit will reduce some bus service
Agency to focus resources on providing lifeline services while reducing risk
Olympia, WA – Intercity Transit continues to monitor the latest developments in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation evolves, the agency remains in close communication with public health officials and is responding according to their recommendations.
Public transit is a vital service to our community and the only means of transportation for many. The agency’s goal is to continue to provide these lifeline services, while reducing risk to our passengers, employees and community.
As such, Intercity Transit will temporarily discontinue some routes and reduce service on others. Over the coming days, the following changes will be implemented:
- Effective Saturday, March 14, Nightline will be discontinued until further notice.
- Effective Monday, March 16, “The One” and DASH service will be discontinued until further notice.
- Effective Wednesday, March 18, the number of daily trips on our Olympia Express service between Olympia and Pierce County will be reduced. Service to Lakewood will continue, allowing regional connections; however, Olympia Express service between Lakewood and the Tacoma Dome Station will be discontinued until further notice. All northbound trips will end in Lakewood at the SR 512 Park and Ride. All southbound trips will depart from the SR 512 Park & Ride. Details about schedule changes are forthcoming.
This is a constantly changing situation and additional adjustments may become necessary. The most up-to-date service information will be available at intercitytransit.com/rider-alerts, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Customers can also sign up to receive text or email alerts at intercitytransit.com/subscribe.
Riders are asked to limit non-essential trips and, most importantly, to stay home when sick. The public’s patience, cooperation and understanding is appreciated as we work together through these unprecedented circumstances.
For More Information:
Director of Operations
About Intercity Transit
Intercity Transit serves Washington State’s capital city, Olympia, and neighboring cities Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm. Intercity Transit is a nationally-recognized, small urban transit system with diverse services and strong ridership. In addition to serving the local area for over 38 years, Intercity Transit connects with five area transit systems, including Sound Transit, providing access to Central Puget Sound.