Twin Transit Donation Supports Chamber of Commerce First Responder Efforts

On March 27, Twin Transit donated $10,000 to the Centralia Chehalis Chamber of Commerce to supply local first responders with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It is essential that we keep our first responders healthy,” said Twin Transit Community Relations Director Andrea Culletto. “The Chamber is dedicating their time, talents and resources to this important cause and we want to do everything we can to help.”

Working in partnership with Lewis County Public Works, Division of Emergency Management, the Chamber is purchasing and gathering supplies for local first responders, including hospitals, fire districts, government facilities, police and care clinics. They even donated masks and other supplies to protect Twin Transit drivers and those they serve on route or during senior meal deliveries.  

Keeping first responders healthy during this time is essential. You can help by donating money and supplies. Check your closets for spare supplies and spread the word. Together, we can help our friends in the medical field stay safe as they serve our community.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 360-748-8885 or email

Urgent Supplies Needed for Local First Responders:

Chamber Director Alicia Bull and Twin Transit Director Joe Clark practice social distancing during the donation exchange
  1. N-95 Masks
  2. Respirator Masks
  3. Dust Masks/Facial Masks of any kind
  4. Masks w/ Eye Protection
  5. Hand Sanitizer
  6. Antibacterial Hand Soap
  7. Bleach
  8. Wipes
  9. Liquid Bleach
  10. Disposable Personal Protective Gowns
  11. Tyveck Suits
  12. Bouffant Head Protective Caps
  13. Disposable Foot Covers/Booties
  14. Disposable Stethoscopes
  15. Eye Protection/Safety Glasses
  16. Face Shields
  17. Nitrile Gloves- All sizes
  18. I-V Solution-NACL.9  500ml bags
  19. Paper Towels
  20. Toilet Paper
  21. Bottled Water

Give the Gift of Reading

Recently United Way of Lewis County and the Lewis County Rotary Foundation launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Each month, a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name to their home, up to the age of 5.

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Now more than ever this program is critical for both academic reasons and for the happy reasons of children receiving books directly to their homes during this time of stress and turmoil.

We need you to help us keep this program going for the kids.

$25 will sponsor one child for one year.

$125 will sponsor one child for five years.

Click here to donate today. You can make a difference!

Volunteers Deliver Meals To Those 60 and Over During COVID-19 Outbreak

Local volunteers are pulling out all the stops to deliver meals to those 60 and over who are following County guidance to stay home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The program is a collaboration between several key organizations.

United Way of Lewis County is handling financials and volunteer recruitment. Lewis County Seniors is taking care of meal preparation. And Twin Transit is delivering meals. Other key organizations like Catholic Community Services and local school districts are pitching in as well to make the program a success.

It has been a flurry of activity since the program started – including one day where over 800 meals were prepared!

Volunteers are needed to fill important roles. Please visit and click on United Way of Lewis County to sign up for this project. If you have questions or need meal deliveries, please contact 1-855-581-9495 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lewis County Seniors, United Way and Twin Transit Unite to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Shutdown

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services highly encourage individuals age 60 and over to remain in their homes at this time. This precautionary measure is critical to protecting Lewis County’s vulnerable populations against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

While necessary, this step will be difficult for many, particularly those who depend on local senior centers for food, socialization and other services.

United Way of Lewis County, Lewis County Seniors and Twin Transit are partnering to help our senior citizens during this difficult time. These organizations are joining forces as the Lewis County Community Services Team to deliver food to those age 60 and over who are following county guidance to self-quarantine at home.

“This partnership ensures that our seniors can stay home and protected, without having to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Lewis County Seniors Executive Director Glenda Forga. “Safety is everyone’s top priority right now. Through this partnership, we can keep our seniors safe – and well cared for.”

The group is also devising an action plan to mobilize additional resources to support this vulnerable population, in coordination with key community organizations like Catholic Community Services and local school districts.

Volunteers are needed to fill important roles. Please visit and click on United Way of Lewis County to sign up for this project. If you have questions or need meal deliveries, please contact 1-855-581-9495 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Twin Transit Launches East Lewis County Route in Response to COVID-19

Twin Transit is extending routes into East Lewis County during Mountain Highway’s two-week closure. This temporary extension of services is designed to ensure rural residents can access important amenities and services during the COVID-19 shutdown. The new East County Route will begin on March 20, 2020 and operate four trips per day, Monday through Friday, until Mountain Highway service resumes.

Routes will depart from Walmart North Side Bus Stop and loop between Chehalis and Packwood Senior Center via I-5 and Highway 12 from:

  • 6:30 am to 9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

*For current departure times, visit and click “Find Your Bus.”

The East Lewis County Route will stop at:

  • Salkum Timberland Library
  • Mayfield Texaco
  • Mossyrock Community Center
  • Chevron and Subway in Morton
  • Glenoma Grocery
  • Gene and Barb’s Grocery
  • J & L in Randle
  • Randle One Stop
  • Packwood Senior Center
  • Chehalis Walmart

*This route will not service the Onalaska area. If you live in the Onalaska area and need service, please call the number below.

For current departure times, visit and click “Find Your Bus.”

Please check frequently for route updates and other information. Call 360-330-2072 with any questions.

Twin Transit Enacts Coronavirus Preventative Measures

Twin Transit is taking the following preventative measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • Each Twin Transit bus is fully cleaned and sterilized following CDC guidelines nightly
  • Twin Transit offices are also cleaned and sterilized nightly
  • The March 17 board meeting is cancelled
  • All non-operational personnel are working remotely
  • We are following official federal, state and local public health guidance, while continually monitoring the situation for changes or updates

From March 18 through April 27, Twin Transit’s service hours will be reduced to 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During this time, Twin Transit will only operate three hourly routes, with the focus of helping riders access work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essentials. All three routes will originate from Walmart.

Route maps can be downloaded here:

These steps are regrettable but necessary to protect our passengers, our employees and our community.

Twin Transit will continue to provide paratransit service to help those living with a disability access:

  • Necessary medical appointments
  • Grocery and drugstore visits
  • Other essential services

Our priority is to keep our community, staff and clients safe. With this in mind, we ask all riders to stay home when sick and practice the following CDC safety precautions:

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds at a time, using soap and water. Wash them every time you leave a public place, blow your nose, cough, or sneeze.
  • When water and soap aren’t available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Cover all areas of your hands and rub them together until the sanitizer is dry.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze – or cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Then immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, toilets and faucets daily.

Contact the Washington State Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-525-0127 with any questions or concerns.

For more information, visit:

Twin Transit Jacket Drive a Success

This month, Twin Transit’s Lesley Jackson rallied the team around an important cause – collecting coats for those in need.

In total, the group collected 70 coats: 30 adult jackets for the Lewis County Gospel Mission and 40 kids’ coats for Immanuel Lutheran Church’s kids’ closet.

“The whole effort was a huge success,” said Twin Transit Community Relations Director Andrea Culletto. “Our team got into the spirit and donated so many more coats than we’d even dreamed. Their kindness never ceases to amaze me. We’re especially grateful for Lesley, who is always thinking of ways we can better support our community.”

Lewis County Listens – Vision 2025

Lewis County is seeking feedback from local residents to build its five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan will outline priorities for the future and guide the County’s budget process for years to come.

This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our community by taking a few minutes to share your thoughts.

The County’s volunteer Strategic Planning Advisory Committee will carefully review survey responses and use this input to help guide the content of the strategic plan.

Click here to complete the survey.

Student Bus Passes Now Available at Key Schools

Twin Transit has partnered with local schools to create an exciting new student bus pass program! Students at Centralia High School and W.F. West can now get a semester-long bus pass for only $10 – right at their school.

This makes it easier for kids to get around town, to after-school jobs, and access upper level educational opportunities. Plus, the spring pass extends through the summer months, giving students access to the Boys and Girls Club, local pools, libraries and more.

W.F. West students can buy their pass at the W.F. West ASB Office. Centralia High School students can purchase their pass at the CHS main office.

The program will roll out at Futurus High School and Turning Point soon.