Intercity Transit

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Intercity Transit
Intercity Transit logo.svg
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Slogan We're going your way.
Headquarters 526 Pattison St. SE, Olympia
Service area Thurston County, Washington
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 24[1]
Daily ridership 14,000[2]
Fuel type B20 Diesel (Biodiesel)
General Manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares[3]
Website intercitytransit.com
Intercity Transit "Dash" Bus 951 running in the Lakefair parade

Intercity Transit is a public transportation service organized as a municipal corporation. It serves Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Yelm, Washington: an area of approximately 94 square miles (240 km2). It operates 24 bus routes, the Dial-A-Lift door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, and specialized van programs, and it is active in community partnerships.

Intercity Transit maintains a free shuttle route called Dash, which provides service between the Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia via Capitol Way.[4] Dash runs every fifteen minutes on weekdays, and every ten minutes on weekends, and is close to several public parking lots.

In 2009, the American Public Transportation Association gave Intercity Transit the America's Best Public Transportation System award for the mid-size category.[5]

Fleet[edit]

Intercity Transit operates 77 coaches, 33 Dial-A-Lift vans, and 221 vanpool vans.[6] Intercity Transit purchased six new hybrid electric buses in 2010,[7] and nine new hybrid electric buses in 2014. Intercity Transit is one of the first transportation systems in the country to use an all-biodiesel fleet.

All of Intercity Transit's coaches are Gillig Low Floor buses [8] They are equipped with:

  • Kneeling equipment to lower the door opening to curb level for easy boarding.
  • Automatic stop announcement equipment, which announces the next stop on the bus public address system and an electronic sign on the ceiling at the front of the bus.
  • Surveillance cameras
  • One or two wheelchair parking spaces
  • Cushioned seats with purple, blue, and grey fabric.
  • Destination signs on the front of the bus exterior, which display the route number and stop on an LED panel.

Routes[edit]

  • DASH (Free Bus) Outbound: Capitol Campus Inbound: Olympia Farmers Market
  • 12 - L&I; W. Tumwater Outbound: Labor and Industries via Tumwater Square, Tumwater Hill neighborhoods, and Littlerock Road. Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Littlerock Road, Tumwater Hill neighborhoods, and Tumwater Square.
  • 13 - L&I; E. Tumwater Outbound: Labor and Industries via Tumwater Square and Capitol Boulevard Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater Square
  • 21 - Bethel via North Central Outbound: Bethel Street via Northeast Neighborhoods Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Puget Street
  • 41 - Evergreen via Division Outbound: The Evergreen State College via Division Street Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Division Street
  • 42 - Family Court, Auto Mall Outbound: Family Court, Thurston County Jail, and Olympia Auto Mall Inbound: South Puget Sound Community College
  • 43 - Courthouse, SPSCC, Tumwater Outbound: Tumwater Square via Thurston County Courthouse, South Puget Sound Community College, Tumwater Hill neighborhoods Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Tumwater Hill neighborhoods, South Puget Sound Community College, and Thurtston County Courthouse
  • 44 - Courthouse, SPSCC, Capital Mall Outbound: Capitol Mall via Thurston County Courthouse, South Puget Sound Community College, and Olympia Auto Mall. Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Olympia Auto Mall, South Puget Sound Community College, and Thurston County Courthouse.
  • 45 - Capital Mall, Capital High Outbound: Capital Mall via Olympia Farmers Market, Northwest Olympia neighborhoods, and Capital High School Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Capital High School and Northwest Olympia neighborhoods. (Serves Farmers Market on weekends only)
  • 47 - Capital Medical Center, Capital Mall Outbound: Capital Medical Center via Southwest Olympia neighborhoods and Capital Mall Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Capital Mall and Southwest Olympia neighborhoods
  • 48 - Evergreen via Mall Outbound: The Evergreen State College via Capital Mall and Cooper Point Road Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Cooper Point Road and Capital Mall
  • 49 - Sunday Only - Capital Mall Outbound: Capital Mall via Harrison Ave Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Harrison Ave
  • 60 - Lilly Road Medical Centers, Lacey Outbound: Panorama City via Southeast Olympia neighborhoods, St. Peters Hospital, Lilly Road Medical Centers, and Lacey Transit Center Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Lacey Transit Center, Lilly Road Medical Centers, St Peters Hospital, and Southwest Olympia neighborhood
  • 62A - Lacey Transit Center, Meridian Road Outbound: Meridian Road via Martin Way and Lacey Transit Center, North Lacey neighborhoods Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Martin Way and Lacey Transit Center
  • 62B - Lacey Transit Center, Meadows Outbound: The Meadows via Martin Way, Lacey Transit Center, North Lacey neighborhoods Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Martin Way and Lacey Transit Center
  • 64 - Lacey via 18th Ave, Amtrak Outbound: Amtrak Station via Southeast Olympia neighborhoods, 18th Avenue, Lacey Transit Center, and College Street Inbound: Downtown Olympia via College Street, Lacey Transit Center, 18th Avenue, Southeast Lacey neighborhoods
  • 66 - Lacey via Ruddell Road Outbound: Lacey Corporate Center via Pacific Avenue, Lacey Transit Center, and Ruddell Road. Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Ruddell Road, Lacey Transit Center, and Pacific Avenue
  • 67 - Tri-Lake, SE Lacey Outbound: Tri Lake via Pacific Avenue, Marvin Road, and Southeast Lacey neighborhoods. Inbound: Lacey Transit Center via Southeast Lacey neighborhoods, Marvin Road, and Pacific Avenue
  • 68 - S Lacey, Lil Prairie Center Outbound: Lacey Transit Center via Tumwater Square, Yelm Highway, Lacey Corporate Center, and Southeast Lacey Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Southeast Lacey, Lacey Corporate Center, Yelm Highway, Tumwater Square
  • 94 - Yelm Outbound: Yelm via Southwest Lacey, Lacey Corporate Center, and Yelm Highway / Highway 510 Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Highway 510, Yelm Highway, Lacey Corporate Center, Southwest Lacey
  • 411 - Nightline - Evergreen via Division Evergreen State College contracts with Intercity Transit to provide this late night weekend service (Operates 12-4am) Outbound: The Evergreen State College via Division Street Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Division Street
  • 603 - Lakewood, Tacoma Outbound: Downtown Tacoma via Capitol Campus, SR 512 Park and Ride, Lakewood Station, and Tacoma Dome Station. Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Tacoma Dome Station, Lakewood Station, SR 512 Park and Ride, and Capitol Campus
  • 605 - Lakewood, Tacoma Outbound: Downtown Tacoma via Capitol Campus, Lacey Transit Center, SR 512 Park and Ride, and Lakewood Station Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Lakewood Station, SR 512 Park and Ride, Lacey Transit Center, and Capitol Campus.
  • 609 - Lakewood Outbound: SR 512 Park and Ride via Downtown Olympia, Hawks Prairie Park and Ride, and Lakewood Station Inbound: Labor and Industries via Lakewood Station, Hawks Prairie Park and Ride, and Downtown Olympia
  • 612 - Lakewood, Tacoma Outbound: Downtown Tacoma via Capitol Campus, Lacey Transit Center, Lakewood Station, SR 512 Park and Ride, Tacoma Dome Station Inbound: Downtown Olympia via Tacoma Dome Station, SR 512 Park and Ride, Lakewood Station, Lacey Transit Center, and Capitol Campus
  • 620 - Weekends Only - Tacoma Mall Outbound: Tacoma Mall via Capitol Campus, Lacey Transit Center, Lakewood Station, and SR 512 Park and Ride Inbound: Downtown Olympia via SR 512 Park and Ride, Lakewood Station, Lacey Transit Center, and Capitol Campus

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