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.

New Books on the Bus Program

Twin Transit recently launched a new Books on the Bus program in partnership with Timberland Regional Library and Shakespeare & Company!

It’s just like it sounds: little free libraries in each Twin Transit bus. How cool is that?!

Hop on the bus, borrow a book, read it at your leisure, and return it to the book holder when you’re done – then repeat!

Timberland Regional Library and Shakespeare & Company are stocking these rolling libraries with a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, teen and children’s titles. The program will make good literature more readily available, enhance literacy, and provide hours of uplifting entertainment. After all, there’s nothing better than a good book!

This program coincides with the launch of our new student bus pass program, which has been created in partnership with Centralia High School, Futurus, and W.F. West.

This program allows high school students to 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.  

2019 Food Drive Best Year Yet

Hope is everywhere this time of year, but nowhere do I see it more clearly than in our own riders. The Twin Transit team kicked off December with a “12 Days of Christmas Food Drive,” offering a free ride in exchange for a nonperishable food donation. It seemed like a good way to gather donations for a good cause and, as most canned goods are cheaper than daily fare, save our riders some money during the holiday season.

I never dreamed how generously our riders would respond. Although only one nonperishable food item was needed to ride, they showed up with bags full. Many donated even though they’d already purchased a monthly pass. Some donors are short on food themselves. Others donated even though they don’t have a place to call home. Their unconditional generosity is what this season is all about. It fills me with hope – that even in these darkest of winter months, together, we can turn on the light.

Holiday Lights Tour: A Feast for the Senses

The Holiday Lights Tour is a cherished tradition at Twin Transit. Here are a few highlights that illustrate why it is so beloved.

Twin Transit driver Peggy Haase has serenaded the Holiday Lights Tour for years. Her delightful accordion carols make this tour truly festive. We nabbed her for a quick sneak peak below:

The Holiday Lights Tour brings people of all demographics together to relish the spirit of the season. Impromptu singing is common, as are oohs and ahhs of delight.

Community Engagement Survey Results Are In!

Twin Transit spent the latter part of 2019 gathering feedback to help us evaluate and improve. This effort included two live Community Engagement Sessions on October 8th and 9th, online and paper surveys.

Now, the results are in! Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer our questions and provide feedback.

These answers are essential in guiding our decisions moving forward into 2020 and beyond. There are some exciting developments on the horizon!

Free Shuttle to the Lighted Tractor Parade

Enjoy the Lighted Tractor Parade without the hassle of parking! Simply park your car at the Lewis County Mall and catch the festive Holiday Shuttle to the Twin Transit Office by the main parade route.

This free shuttle will start at 5:00 p.m. and offer service every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m.

The Lighted Tractor Parade is one of Lewis County’s most highly anticipated events – and for good reason. Hop on the Holiday Shuttle and light up your Christmas Season with this sparkling local tradition!