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Discontinued service southbound from Tumwater

We just received word from our transit-riding advocate and  friend, Eric Swensson, that the Lower Columbia Community Action Program no longer connects Tumwater to the southern part of our state.  Here is Eric’s message:

According to their website (  ), effective Monday, August 15, 2011, the Lower Columbia Community Action Program “CAP”) service from Longview will no longer travel as far north as Tumwater.  Instead, it will only go as far north as Chehalis, before heading back to Longview.  There is no word on any direct connecting service between Thurston County and Lewis County which will be available to the general public, except Greyhound ($11 one way between Olympia and Centralia) and Amtrak ($10 one way between Lacey and Centralia). Read the rest of this entry »

Art Walls in Olympia

Most of our trips are to destinations outside of Olympia. But you can take a bus to Olympia. Olympia has 4 independent bookstores and many coffee shops. There is much to see in Olympia. For one thing, there are the art walls–public Cialis art that appears on the sides of downtown buildings.

Here are five. See if you know where they are. Think of this as a contest.




Leave a comment: on what buildings are these paintings located?


2010 Public Transportation Conference

The 2010 Washington State Public Transportation Conference was held this past week (September 19 – 22nd) in Spokane.  The conference’s theme was “Building Momentum; serving people, connecting communities”.  Great concepts!  Kudos to the State Department of Transportation (Public Transportation Division) and all conference sponsors for providing an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas. 

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Summer in Thurston County

As I write this post, it is 91 degrees.  Summer has arrived in Olympia… it’s time to go to the park, by bus! 

Summer encourages Olympians to seek outdoor adventures.  With that in mind, here are some ideas for trails and parks in the greater Olympia area, and how to get there via Intercity Transit bus.  All Intercity Transit buses (including the Dial-a-Lift vans) have bikes racks, so take your bike to expand your adventures. 

For detailed route and destination information, please go to the Intercity Transit website at:

Have fun exploring our amazing community! 

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