Rider News - May 2020

Read the May 2020 Rider News for the latest information from Intercity Transit! Learn about two opportunities to provide public on Intercity Transit's draft Transportation Improvement Program and proposed September 2020 service changes.

Intercity Transit proposes September 2020 service changes

Intercity Transit will conduct a public hearing Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 5:30 p.m. at the business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia, if allowable under the public meeting guidance of the “Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery.” The hearing is to receive public comment on proposed Intercity Transit bus route and schedule changes for possible implementation on September 20, 2020.

A Note Regarding Concerns About The Advanced Reservation System

Operating a public transit system under the constraints of a pandemic and navigating the impacts has been a challenge. Currently, about 34% of our front-line staff are off work due to COVID-19-related issues. Thankfully, we have not had anyone on the job test positive. We know transit employees at other systems have tested positive. Sadly, many agencies have reported serious illnesses and deaths among their co-workers.

Intercity Transit services during the COVID-19 outbreak

In our ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect our passengers, employees and community from associated COVID-19 illness, Intercity Transit has made adjustments to our services. We are following Governor Inslee's "Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery" closely and will re-evaluate when fixed route service will be restored, and at what level, based on that guidance. When we have more information to share, we will post it here, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Intercity Transit is monitoring novel coronavirus developments

Intercity Transit is closely monitoring developments with respect to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority and we are following the professional guidance of our public health officials. Preventing future cases requires all of us to do our part. 

Along with cleaning our buses nightly, we are researching additional cleaning protocols.

Rider News - March 2020

Read the March 2020 Rider News for the latest information from Intercity Transit! Read about the Olympia Transit Center expansion opening March 30, new service coming to northeast Lacey later this month and more! Pick up a copy on buses, at Customer Service or read it here.