For Immediate Release: May 15, 2020

Transit Seeks Public Comment on Transportation Improvement Projects

Olympia, WA - Intercity Transit invites public comment on potential federally funded transit projects proposed in its draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The comment period will be from May 7 – June 3, 2020. Intercity Transit will follow the public meetings guidance of “Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery.” If allowable, the comment period will culminate with a public hearing on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Intercity Transit’s business office located at 526 Pattison Street SE in Olympia. If an in-person public meeting is not permitted, opportunities to give public comment by telephone or remote means will be made available. Further details concerning how to provide comment at the public hearing will be posted at

The draft TIP details Intercity Transit’s complete program of potentially federally funded projects for 2021-2024. It includes projects also programmed through the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC).

Once the Intercity Transit Authority approves the projects outlined in the TIP, TRPC and PSRC will review them. Regional planning organizations must integrate projects specific to their respective areas into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is subject to federal and state transportation agency review.

The draft TIP projects could total more than $65 million in combined federal and local funds for projects planned in 2021-2024. The draft TIP and a complete list of programmed projects for potential funding are available online at or by contacting Intercity Transit’s grants program administrator at 360-705-5808 or

The public may comment by emailing or by mailing comments to Intercity Transit, Attn: Grants Program Administrator, P.O. Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507-0659. Written comments must be received by 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to be considered. Email questions or comments to or call 360-705-5808.


For More Information:
Jessica Gould, Grants Program Administrator