Centralia’s Mellen Street Park & Ride is transforming into something new!
When complete, the Mellen Street e-Transit Station will include electric bus wave induction charging, electric car charging, ample parking and visual enhancements. This new e-transit station will facilitate electric public transportation throughout the Twin Cities and along the Southwest Washington e-Transit Corridor, beginning with a new route between Centralia and Olympia/Tumwater in mid-2021.
Funding for this physical infrastructure has already been secured through a combination of three grants: a Green Transportation Grant, DERA Funds, and Volkswagen settlement dollars. Two electric buses have also been purchased. In addition to grant funding, the renovation of this property was made possible by a perpetual lease agreement with the Washington Department of Transportation.
Together, we are maximizing technological advancements to better serve our community.